Hilltop's Community Food Pantry Programs offer Valparaiso residents the resources they may need. Our programs include Hilltop's Food Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, soon-to-be Soup Kitchen, Bookmobile, and Hilltop's Porch Program.
Hilltop’s Food Pantry partners with local community organizations to help us serve approximately 1,800 food insecure individuals per month, year-round.
It is clear from local data and national research that access to healthy food is a significant challenge for most low-income families. Hilltop’s mobile pantry will schedule delivery of fresh and non-perishable food supplies to children, their families, and senior citizens living in Valparaiso, making sure all families have access to healthy food.
Hilltop’s soup kitchen, opening Spring 2024, will be open 2 days a week to serve free, hot meals to those in the Valparaiso community. The soup kitchen will be located next to Hilltop’s food pantry at 608 Union St.
Let’s thrive together as we work together!
The focus of Hilltop's Bookmobile is to provide gently used books to children in the community who may not have access to those materials. Hilltop will take the Bookmobile out, along side our mobile pantry, to neighborhoods within the community. The Bookmobile offers books to children starting at 6 months to over 10 years of age!
Coats, hats, and gloves for children and adults are offered during the colder months. Hilltop’s pantry has a shelf on its front porch, where the community can find these items, including clothes. School backpacks with supplies and vouchers for new shoes are provided for neighborhood children going back to school in the fall.
606 Union Street, Valparaiso, IN
Phone: (219) 477-4222
V-Line bus stop at Union & College on the Brown or Yellow Routes. Occasionally, Hilltop Mobile Pantry events are scheduled in neighborhoods.
To qualify, simply bring mail or identification showing you are a Valpo resident. Clients are welcome to visit the pantry once a month.
Donations of food and money to purchase fresh foods or to restock our shelves are always welcome.
Donated food and basic household supplies are accepted at the pantry on Monday-Friday or for an appointment please call the Pantry Coordinator at (219) 477-4222.
Cash donations allow us to fill gaps in essential donated items on our shelves and to purchase fresh produce and meats to distribute from our freezers and refrigerators.
Volunteers from churches and civic groups work with Valparaiso University Work-Study students to staff the Hilltop Food Pantry. Local businesses and community groups organize food collections to benefit Hilltop. Without the dedication and hard work of these priceless individuals, Valpo families in need would not receive the food they need. You will see lots of activity about the food pantry on Hilltop’s Facebook page here.
Talk with our Pantry Coordinator at (219) 477-4222.