Penn Township Food Pantry

Contact Us

The Mishawaka Food Pantry is open and assisting individuals and family's right now. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone: 220-6213

Shelves full of bread

The Food Pantry is also looking for both Volunteers and Donations.

Please consider assisting us in trying to help others.

We accept PayPal Donations.

Our address is:

315 Lincolnway West
Mishawaka, IN 46544

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Who We Are

The Mishawaka Food Pantry was created and now assists many families every month with not only food but clothing and other necessities as well.


  • Bob Beutter
  • Mike Caurro
  • Kristi Hayes
  • David Nufer

The Food Pantry Director is Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes Director

Penn Food Pantry Director, Mike Hayes

Mike's Biographical Profile:


Mike married Kristi Artusi in 2011, has two adult children, Sarah and Matthew, a step son Kyle and a grandson David.


  • Mishawaka High School – 1976 graduate
  • I.V. Tech – 1984 – 85
  • Vincennes University – 2005 – 2007 (Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine) Certified

Public Service:

  • Mishawaka Common Council – Budget and Finance Committee; Public Health and Safety Committee
  • Penn Township Trustee (8 years)
  • Indiana Township Association – Vice President, Legislative Chairman, Conference/Convention Chairman
  • National Association of Towns and Townships – member Board of Directors
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns – Legislative Committee
  • Solid Waste Management Board of St. Joseph County

Professional Experience:

  • City of Mishawaka Fire Department – Firefighter/Paramedic (21 years)
  • National and State Certified Paramedic
  • Fire and Homeland Security Training including W.M.D.
  • Indiana Professional Firefighters Union Local 360 – Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Trustee

Community Service:

  • Mishawaka Lions Club
  • Pleasant Valley United Church of Christ – Trustee (3 years)
  • St Joseph County Step Ahead - Council
  • St. Joseph County Youth Development Commission

Honors and Awards:

  • 2005 Indiana Township Trustee of the Year
  • School City of Mishawaka – Community Honor Roll