Welcome to Community Services of Northwest Indiana

Our doors are open Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 2PM.

Our Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 11AM to 2PM and on Wednesday evenings from 5PM to 7PM.

Community Services of Northwest Indiana prides itself as being a leader in the delivery of help and support to people in our community who are truly in need. As a leader we are committed to providing those services in an efficient and professional manner.

You may know us as Greater Hammond Community Services. After 40 plus years of serving the community under the name, Greater Hammond Community Services, we decided to make a change to reflect who we truly serve. We very proudly serve the city of Hammond, but we also reach out into other parts of Lake County and even into Porter County, and serve many in need in those communities. We are still the same organization, seeking to make a difference in peoples lives through help and support. We hope this name change will enable us to serve even more people in the community who are in need.



A GIANT THANK YOU To All Who Help Us Help Others!

Thank you to the following companies, churches and organizations for helping us in 2022-2023. Because of you we are able to continue to feed the hungry and help those that are struggling in life! Together we make a difference!

The City of Hammond
Hammond Councilmen
Strack & VanTils
Gordon Foods
The Legacy Foundation
Westminster Presbyterian Church of Munster
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Saint Joseph Church
First Presbyterian Church of Hammond
Hammond, Hessville, and Munster Post Offices
The Renaissance Apartments
Hard Rock Casino
Bob’s Discount Furniture
First Financial Bank
Centier Bank
Maywood Civic Club
Lake County Retired Teachers Association
Kappa Kappa Kappa Munster/Highland
First Catholic Slovac Ladies Association
Church Women United of Greater Hammond
Ron J Prestamer Agency
Komyatte & Casbon, P.C.
Kube Sports Complex

We also want to thank all the individual donors who help us year after year!

Find Us

Great food all the time.


It’s a great help for me and my wife. We have not needed to get help before.


I really appreciate what they do for me. It helps out so I can focus on my bills more instead of food. Note: Real friendly people to deal with.


Thank you very much for the food and energy program.


I am 74, retired and disabled and on a fixed income. All my money goes to my rent and medical. Without the help I receive from Greater Hammond, I would not have enough food. I really appreciate the monthly food and the kindness of the workers.


Greater Hammond has been a blessing in our family. My husband is out of work. I am working but was out of work because I had Covid. You helped us so much!