"Empowering Independence in the Name of Christ."

In November 2016, Friendship Connection broke the last bond of government funding by leaving the commodity program.  It was evident the community agreed with the decision as local donations rose significantly.  Over the past 5 years, we have been able to reduce our food budget from $20,000 to spending less than $1,700 in 2018 and we have more food on the shelves than ever...including HEALTHY foods!!  We are so grateful to our community for helping us make this possible.  

By supporting us with ongoing donations through individuals, churches, organizations and businesses, we have been able to increase the amount of food provided per person to 16 pounds per visit rather less than half that amount before requiring ID and proof of address.  Our motto has become HELP US HELP OTHERS EAT HEALTHY!  We know it takes a healthy body to maintain work for our adult neighbors and support learning capacity in our school-aged neighbors.  With your help, we are helping our neighbors take another step up and out of the poverty trench.

Many people do not realize that cash donations are as necessary to the operation of a food center as are actual food donations. In addition to purchasing food, we also have overhead costs of operating and maintaining equipment such as multiple freezers and refrigerators, facility maintenance and administrative costs. 

Donations of food and / or cash may be dropped off at the Kendallville Common Grace office during the following hours:

Monday & Thursday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Donations may also be dropped off at the Friendship Connection during distribution hours:

Wednesday:  1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


If you would like to schedule a food drive or make a donation, please call us at 260-349-1942 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request food barrels. Please leave a message with your contact information if calling after hours.