COVID-19 Resource Guide for Hoosiers
No Kid Hungry texting hotline: Parents & caregivers can text the word “FOOD” (or “COMIDA”) to 877-877 to find free meals in their community. In communities all across America, schools, food banks and community organizations have stepped up to make sure kids continue to get the nutrition they need during this crisis, finding new, innovative ways to safely provide kids with meals. One of the most important things you can do is make sure families know these meals are available and where they can find them. Visit https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-meal-sites to find resources you can share and for a list of states where the texting hotline is active.
Food Services from FSSA
Food Assistance Availability Map (Statewide)
Spencer, IN resources
IU Health is do a free virtual visit 24/7 for a COVID-19 Screen. People can complete it on their computer or on the appt. People do not have to be a patient.
A lot of the local schools are offering meals to children for weekly curbside pickup. Some are even doing bus routes.
Area 10 on aging is also delivering food to the elderly and people can assess their website to offer to volunteer or sign up if they need assistance. http://area10agency.org/
HIP applications can be completed over the phone and now with more people laid off of work more people my able eligible for this. Our navigators can help with the applications over the phone.
South Bend, IN resources
SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL LOCATIONS
Grab-and-Go meals will be provided to every student from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10 school sites Monday through Friday and 10 rotating bus locations Monday through Thursday. Kennedy Academy will provide meals 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. only. See map.
School distribution sites
Brown Community Learning Center – 737 Beale St., South Bend, IN, 46616
Coquillard Elementary – 1245 N Sheridan St., South Bend, IN, 46628
Darden Elementary – 18645 Janet St., South Bend, IN 46637
Harrison Elementary – 3302 W Western Ave., South Bend, IN 46619
Kennedy Academy – 609 N. Olive St., South Bend, IN 46628
Lincoln Elementary – 1425 E Calvert St., South Bend, IN 46613
Marquette Montessori Academy – 1818 Bergan St., South Bend, IN 46628
Muessel Elementary – 1021 Blaine Ave., South Bend, IN 46616
Monroe Elementary – 312 Donmoyer Ave., South Bend, IN 46614
Madison STEAM Elementary – 832 N Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601
Nuner Fine Arts Academy – 2716 Pleasant St., South Bend, IN 46615
Tarkington Elementary – 3414 Hepler Rd., South Bend, IN 46635
Bus distribution sites
Monday and Wednesday
Charles Black Center, 3419 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46619
LaSalle Intermediate Academy, 2701 W. Elwood Ave., South Bend, IN 46628
Miami Hills Apartments, 3534 High St., South Bend, IN 46614
Monroe Circle, 526 W Western Ave., South Bend, IN 46601
Prairie Apartments, 2630 Prairie Ave., South Bend, IN 46614
Tuesday and Thursday
Countryside Village, 1001 S. Mayflower Rd, South Bend, IN 46619
Indian Springs Apartments, 2609 Bow Ct., South Bend, IN 46628
Prosper South Bend, 3001 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46615
Rum Village Park, 2626 S. Gertrude St., South Bend, IN 46614
St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 2505 W Grace St, South Bend, IN 46619
CULTIVATE DISTRIBUTION PLAN DURING CORONA CRISIS
South Bend Community School – At least 750 frozen meals will be taken to Madison Elementary on Fridays who is sharing them with 4-5 other elementary schools which we know include Mussel Elementary & Munroe Elementary. The school is providing the students breakfast and lunch and Cultivate is the dinner. Backpacks aren’t required because students will be taking them home from school immediately after receiving them. These meals are delivered by Cultivate to Madison Steam Academy every Friday.
Success Academy – At least 300 meals will be delivered to Success Academy on a weekly basis. Cultivate delivers these meals to the school and parents can pick up these meals at a designated time by the school.
Wa-Nee Community Schools – At least 450 meals will be delivered weekly to Wa-Nee students. Wa-Nee plans to deliver to the same students in the weekend backpack program 6 meals every weekend by bus. Students at Nappanee Elementary, Wakarusa Elementary and Woodview Elementary. Several weeks of meals are delivered by Cultivate to Family Christian Development Center in Nappanee who is our distribution partner in that community.
Plymouth Community Schools – At least 600 meals will be delivered weekly to Plymouth Community Schools. Several weeks of meals are delivered to the Center at Donaldson (Ancilla College) who is our food distribution partner in Marshall County. Plymouth Community Schools distributes the 600 meals to the students at their four elementary schools: Jefferson, Webster, Washington Discovery and Menominee.
Elkhart Community Schools – At least 900 meals will be delivered weekly to Elkhart Community Schools. Several weeks of meals are delivered to the Church Community Services (CCS) who is our food distribution partner in Elkhart. CCS will deliver our meals on a weekly basis to the same students and the same five Elkhart Community Elementary Schools which are Beardsley Elementary, Bristol Elementary, Roosevelt Steam Academy and Woodland Elementary.
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana (702 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601) remains open with a limit of 5 shoppers at a time. Monday and Friday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 11am-5pm
- La Casa de Amistad (746 S. Meade Street, South Bend, IN 46619) pantry remains open; Wednesday 2pm-4:45pm
- St. Margaret’s House (117 N Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601) will serve sack lunches from the parking lot Monday-Friday 12pm-1:30pm
- HOPE Ministries (432 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601) will continue serving lunch and dinner to anyone in need everyday.
- Keller Park Church (1003 W Bryan St. South Bend) will serve hot to-go meals to families with children (children must be present at pick-up). Snack and breakfast bags will also be given to all children 18 and under. Wednesdays 5-6pm, Saturdays 12-1pm, Sundays 10-11am
- Wings Over South Bend (1124 E Angela Blvd #101, South Bend, IN 46617) is providing free kids meals to any child in grades K-12 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each meal includes two chicken tenders and a side of fries
- South Bend Community School Corporation will have grab & go meals for children under 18 available from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday at the following locations:
- Brown Community Learning Center and Coquillard, Darden, Madison, Marquette, Muessel, Monroe, Nuner, Harrison, Lincoln and Tarkington elementary schools; 11am-1pm, Monday-Friday
- School City Mishawaka will have packaged meals that can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following schools:
- Battell, Beiger, Emmons, LaSalle, Liberty and Twin Branch elementary schools, John Young Middle School and Mishawaka High School.
- Students who attend Hums Elementary School and Bethel University kindergarten can also pick up meals at any of these sites.
- Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
- To-go breakfast sack meals will be provided from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at Bittersweet, Elm Road, Elsie Rogers, Horizon, Madison, Mary Frank, Meadow’s Edge, Moran and Walt Disney elementary schools, Grissom and Schmucker middle schools and Penn High School. Families can get meals at any school.
- Lunches will be available for pick-up at all 15 school sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, breakfast meals for the next day can be picked up during the lunch pick-up period.
- Starting Thursday, a late meal can be picked up from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walt Disney Elementary School. This is available to any and all P-H-M students.
- Students don’t have to be present with an adult to pick up the meals. The adult just has to be able to show that they have at least one P-H-M student that they are picking up food for. They can show a student ID card as proof.
- John Glenn School Corporation
- All meals will be free to students, preschool through 12th grade, and will be provided from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at North Liberty and Walkerton elementary schools. Meals will also be delivered at a number of bus stop locations. A full list of times and locations can be found here.
- Career Academy
- Grab-and-go lunches will be served at Success Academy for all students under 18 years old from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursdays. Families are asked to enter the building through Door B.
- Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
- Our Lady of Hungary Parish and Marian High School are host sites for daily lunches. Families can receive grab-and-go meals from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside of the schools.
- Anyone, regardless of income or school affiliation, under the age of 18 is eligible for this program.
- Starting Thursday, Saint Joseph High School students, along with any of their school-aged siblings, can pick up free lunches at the school’s loading dock on Cedar Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.