Area Funders in Kosciusko County Combine Resources to Respond To COVID-19
Leaders from K21 Health Foundation, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, United Way of Kosciusko County and Zimmer Biomet Foundation met today to create a unified response to the community’s needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, they are issuing $20,000 in grants to area food pantries. These grants are considered the first wave of relief, with additional grants to be released in the coming weeks as needs evolve.
The funders issued this collective statement, “Earlier this week, we met with community leaders and nonprofit leaders via small groups and video conferencing to help us understand the most immediate needs resulting from COVID-19. We anticipate significant increases in the use of food and assistance agencies as a result of layoffs in the food, retail, and services sectors. As funders, we are united in our commitment to continually monitor community needs and readily respond to challenges as they arise.”
The initial grant of $20,000 will support food and assistance agencies including Combined Community Services, Salvation Army, the Syracuse Food Pantry, the North Webster Food Pantry, the Harvest Market Pantry, the Pierceton Food Pantry, the pantry at Mentone United Methodist Church, the pantry at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church in Silver Lake, and Family Christian Development Center.
If you have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to one of the below listed agencies to seek assistance. The hours of operation were provided by each agency, but are subject to change.
Combined Community Services – serves Kosciusko County residents (drive up food pantry)
Phone: 574-269-6019, Physical Location: 1195 Mariners Dr., Warsaw,
Web: www.ccsgives.com, Hours: M, T, Th, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Family Christian Development Center – serves residents of Jefferson Township
Phone: 574-773-2149, Physical Location: 151 S Locke St, Nappanee
Hours: T, Th, 1-4 p.m.
Harvest Market Pantry – Serves Van Buren Township residents
Phone: 574-658-4156, Physical Location: 201 S Higbee St., Milford
Hours: T, Fr, 1-3 p.m.
Mentone United Methodist Church – Serves Mentone residents
Phone: 574-353-7898, Physical Location: 116 E Main St., Mentone
Hours: 3rd Monday of month, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Webster Food Pantry – Serves Tippecanoe Township residents
Phone: 574-244-2142, Physical Location: 102 S. Morton St., North Webster
Hours: T, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Th, 1-3 p.m.
Pierceton Food Pantry – Serves Washington and Monroe Township residents
Phone: 574-551-0949 or , Physical Location: 124 N First St., Pierceton (off of the alley of the Washington Township Trustee’s office)
Salvation Army – Serves Kosciusko County residents
Phone: 574-267-5361, Physical Address: 501 E Arthur St., Warsaw, IN 46580 Web: www.centralusa.salvationarmy.org/warsaw
Hours: M-F, 9-11:30 a.m.
Syracuse Food Pantry – Serves Tippecanoe Township residents
Phone: 574-457-5450, Physical Address: 203 E Main St., Syracuse
Hours: M, T, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1-4 p.m, W, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
We are fortunate to live in such a generous community. With the help of neighbors, friends, and local organizations, Kosciusko County will come together to care for our community and prosper.
For more information about these efforts, contact Stephanie Overbey, Kosciusko County Community Foundation at 574.267.1901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.