March 26, 2018

When I was in elementary school, one of my teachers shared with us an old Indian parable that she called "The Tale of Two Wolves."

“A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, env...

February 27, 2018

I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago.  It was cold and snowing.  I'd say it was out of date, but I hear there's a chance of snow on Thursday.  So for now I'll keep dreaming...

Currently my small heater is blowing at my feet and there is snow piled as high as...

February 8, 2018

The pantry is open today.  From my office I hear the sounds of the people.  I hear them come in from the cold.  There is stomping of feet to remove the snow and usually a sigh of relief as they feel the warm air on their faces.  There is the shuffling of coats being un...

July 26, 2017

A young woman walks into the food pantry. She looks pretty down on her luck, pain and stress are clearly visible by the look in her eyes. She maintains a frown as she approaches the front desk.

“Do I need to sign in?” she asks plainly, all the while eyeballing the sign-...

July 13, 2017

If you are interested in making a donation to the Mishawaka Food Pantry and receiving a plaque featured on a raised garden bed for your charity, print these forms out and mail them to 315 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, IN 46544, or call in your order at 574-220-6213. Anot...

June 22, 2017

In our picturesque gardens beside the parking lot, vegetables rest humbly, waiting to be picked and eaten by the wonderful guests of the Mishawaka Food Pantry.

Wait no longer, sweet veggie friends.

Yesterday, 142 people enjoyed a hot meal here at the Pantry and included...

June 12, 2017

Under privileged children are normally behind when it comes to literacy. Why is this?

Well, children who come from financially well-off backgrounds are more likely to have people read to them at a young age.

Here at the Pantry, we see this as an injustice to under privil...

June 12, 2017

Basic nutritional needs.

Whether or not someone has enough food to fulfill the requirements of these three words, determines their level of hunger.

Within the status of underfed people, children and teens tend to bear the burden. A statistic that catches people off-guard...

May 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture put out a flyer that we keep here at the Pantry, available to all the wonderful guests we receive on a daily basis.

It’s titled, “eating better on a budget” and provides 10 healthy tips to help stretch your food dollars. Part of the re...

May 22, 2017

Mishawaka Food Pantry and the Salvation Army are completing our first year of working together with the Weekend Backpack Program. 

The purpose of this program is to fill the void over the weekend when the students don't have the school lunches to depend on.

It is heartwa...

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Mishawaka Food Pantry, Inc.

315 Lincolnway West ~ Mishawaka, IN ~ 46544