Due to kindergarten class visits, there are no Storytimes, Playtimes or Babytimes for the month of February at all South Bend locations. Programs continue at Lakeville and North Liberty branches.

Due to kindergarten class visits, there are no Storytimes, Playtimes or Babytimes for the month of February at all South Bend locations. Programs continue at Lakeville and North Liberty branches.

Rural Resources

If you live in southern St. Joseph County, this list can help you identify timely support services and information about finding COVID-19 testing, crisis food distribution, help with grocery trips, etc. Please contact these organizations directly for the most up-to-date information.

Reach out to a librarian with any questions or for one-on-one assistance navigating these resources!

Call 574-282-4646
Email library@sjcpl.org
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Local Pantries

Bread of Life Food Pantry
6770 N Michigan St | Plymouth, IN 46563
Mondays — 5:00-7:00
Wednesdays & Fridays — 1:00-3:00
Questions: (574) 936-1006

County Line Brethren Church
69988 US-31 | Lakeville, IN 46536
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month — 2:30-5:30
Questions: (574) 784-3552

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
702 Chapin St | South Bend, IN 46601
Mondays & Fridays — 9:00-2:00
Wednesdays — 11:00-5:00
Questions: (574) 232-9986

Lakeville United Methodist Church
610 N Michigan St | Lakeville, IN 46536
Tuesdays — 9:00-12:00
Questions: (574) 784-8215

Marshall County Neighborhood Center
201 N Plum St | Plymouth, IN 46563
Office Hours: Monday-Friday — 9:00-4:00
Food Pantry: Mondays — 1:00-3:00
Wednesdays: 5:00-7:00
Fridays: 9:00-11:00
Questions: (574) 936-3388

Walkerton Christian Community Food Pantry
625 Roosevelt Rd | Walkerton, IN 46574
Food Pantry: 3rd Tuesday of the Month – 11:30-1:30 pm & 5:30-6:45 pm
Questions: (574) 586-3078

Necessary Pantry
Services: Paper products, soaps, personal care products, etc. Hours: 4-5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the North Liberty United Methodist Church.
Requirements: Must have a current ID and proof of current address.
Questions: Call 574-850-5156 for more information.

Counseling Services

Bowen Center
460 Stull St. Suite 300 | South Bend, IN 46601
(800) 342-5653 ext. 3348
990 Illinois St. | Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 936-9646
Services: Comprehensive care for mental and physical health conditions and student assistance programs. 2 Free counseling sessions for students.
Office Hours: Monday — 8:00-8:00
Tuesday/Thursday — 8:00-7:00
Wednesday/Friday — 8:00-5:00
Appointments: 1-800-342-5652

Eric Foster and Associates Counseling Services
322 W Jefferson St #1734 | Plymouth, IN 46563
Services: Group, Family, and Marriage Counseling available.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00-8:00
Friday — 8:00-6:00
Contact: (574) 936-3377

Michiana Behavioral Health Center
1800 N Oak Dr | Plymouth, IN 46563
Services: Free assessments, acute and residential hospitalization if needed. Programs available for children, teens, and adults.
Contact: (574) 936-3784

Domestic Violence Services

SOS of Family Justice Center
533 N Niles Ave | South Bend, IN 46617
Contact: (574) 289-4357

YWCA – North Central Indiana
1102 Fellows St | South Bend, Indiana 46601
Contact: (574) 233-9491
Crisis: 866-937-9922

School Lunches

John Glenn School Corporation
101 John Glenn Drive, Walkerton
Phone: 586-3129
Eligibility: JGSC students
Services: Meals for students, deliver schedules, e-learning and information on topics affecting students and families

LaVille Elementary
Eligibility: LaVille Students
Services: Meals for students (call or email to register)
Phone: 574-784-2311

Community Services

Lakeville Lions Club
P.O. Box 506 | Lakeville, IN
Services: Sponsors community services project in Lakeville, including partnerships with Toys for Tots, the Boy Scouts, 4H, Camp Millhouse, and state projects.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Services: Assistance with groceries and utility bills due to COVID related hardship.
Questions: Call 574-850-5156 for assistance.

Potato Creek State Park
25601 IN-4, North Liberty
Phone: 574-656-8186
Services: In addition to conservation efforts, Potato Creek State Park offers an educational programming schedule for schools and groups, as well as field trip grants.


1st Source Bank
109 N. Main Street | North Liberty, IN
Phone: 656-8131
Lobby Hours:
9:00am – 5:00pm M, Tu, Th, Fr.
9:00am – 12pm Wednesdays.

The Treasure Chest Thrift Store
105 W. Center St. | North Liberty, IN 46554
Services: Affordable clothing and household items.
Open Tuesday-Friday 12- 4p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Updated November 4, 2021.

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