St. Martin Community Center

About Our Organization
For the past 15 years, as the Director of St Martin, I’ve seen the plight of the poor grow steadily within Grant County. As the county has become more economically depressed through business closure, there has been an increase in the need for food. Many people argue a “hand out” adds to the entitlement of those who receive government benefits. However, as one who understands the social science behind poverty, until lower level, basic human needs of food, shelter, and safety are met, higher level needs like job training, social skills and an overall advanced level of functioning are simply secondary concerns. At St. Martin, we aim to help satisfy those lower level needs, and work with the community of Human Services partners in Grant County to assist the poor in working out of poverty. Over the years we’ve helped many of those impacted by poverty become self-sustaining members of the county, and each one of those successes is worth our life’s mission to do God’s work and serve the poor.

901 S Branson St, Marion, IN 46953


Monday-Saturday, 7:30AM–4PM


Mission & Vision

St. Martin is called to feed the poor. Our daily meals and food pantry help satisfy basic needs. As simple needs are met, the network of Health and Human Services agencies help the poor build necessary skills to work out of poverty.


Last year, volunteers donated more than 28,000 hours to help us feed Grant County’s poor. Volunteers serve food, stock the thrift store shelves, unload trucks, perform building maintenance and much more.

Program Stats

Last year, St. Martin provided more than 100,000 meals and 13,000 food pantry visits to the poor. We have an immeasurable debt of gratitude for local businesses and individuals who donated money, food and other items to make this possible.


Thrift Store

Free Daily Breakfast and Lunch Program

Literacy and Summer Food for Kids

Food Pantry

Coats for Kids

Postal Food Drive and Community Support

Community Garden

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