COVID-19 Bethel Food Assistance - Bethel Church and Ministries

COVID-19 Bethel Food Assistance

Get Involved

We are gathering food and supplies (see list of needed items below) to replenish Harvest Market (HM) and to resource our local outreach and crisis response initiatives. Read your campus-specific instructions below to learn how you can help. You may also give online to resource these efforts by selecting “Benevolence (Includes COVID-19 Response)”. 

Be assured that proper CDC guidelines and physical distancing will be practiced to ensure sanitary products/supplies and limited social contact.

Crown Point Campus

  • Drop-off location: CP campus (10202 Broadway, Crown Point)
  • Drop-off times: Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm-6pm and Sunday from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Drop-off instructions: Pull up to the Kids Ministry doors and leave donations inside the double doors.

Cedar Lake Campus

  • Drop-off location: Project Love Food Pantry (7124 W 137th Place, Cedar Lake)
  • Drop-off times: Monday-Friday from 3-5pm and Saturday from 10am-12noon
  • Drop-off instructions: See Food for Cedar Lake for list and instructions. This is in conjunction with Hanover schools.

Gary Campus

  • Drop-off location: Bethel Gary (225 W. 5th Avenue, Gary)
  • Drop-off times: Tuesday from 3-6 pm and Wednesday from 4-6 pm
  • Drop-off instructions: Go to the main entrance. If the doors are closed/locked, you can leave them there with a note that says “For Bethel Food Drive.”

Hobart/Portage Campus

  • Drop-off location: Real Life Community Church (3134 Swanson Rd, Portage)
  • Drop-off times: 8 am-7 pm daily
  • Drop-off instructions: The north side of the building has a door with a sign labeled “Food Drop Off.” Items can be left there.

Food & Items Needed

High demand, low availability items:

  • Hamburger Helper
  • Applesauce
  • Jelly
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Juice
  • Side pasta/rice/potato
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Laundry soap
  • Bathroom tissue, 4-6 roll pkg.
  • Bleach
  • Diapers, sizes 5 and 6
  • Kitchen size garbage bagsKleenex                                                   

Everyday items:

  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Spaghetti sauce       
  • Cans of fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Oatmeal
  • Soup
  • Crackers
  • Breakfast cereal      
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Side rice/pasta/potato
  • Granola bars
  • Jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Juice
  • Ground coffee
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Fabric softener
  • Diapers, sizes 5 and 6
  • Kitchen size garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Facial Tissues

If you prefer to make a donation instead, please visit our giving page and choose “Benevolence (Includes COVID-19 Response)” under the Giving Type.