ReadingCatholic Charities in Terre Haute is an agency that offers compassionate and caring assistance to needy neighbors in the Wabash Valley.

It offers various services to help alleviate some of the hardships of our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

It is a direct services agency to serve the poor, the homeless, the elderly, the neglected children and the needy.

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Catholic Charities in Terre Haute operates several charitable facilities and programs in the Terre Haute area to help people in need. These include:

Walmart Food Pantry Holiday MakeoverFoodbank Logo

Catholic Charities is a national finalist for the “Food Pantry Holiday Makeover,” sponsored by Walmart.  We are competing with 150 food pantries nationwide to be one of the top 75 to receive votes via Facebook, to receive a $20,000 grant.  The funds received from this grant would support the 2.5 million meals we currently provide to the Wabash Valley. 

Please help us by going to and vote for us on a daily basis and then share this link to your Facebook community. Voting will be open from Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 12:01 am ET and ends Friday, Dec. 12 at 11:59 pm ET.

Funding from this grant will allow us to purchase a truck for our Mobile Food Pantry program to bring more food to rural and underserved communities.


2015 Soup Bowl BenefitSoup Bowl Logo

Join us on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Maryland Community Church for the Soup Bowl Benefit. Tickets can be purchased online beginning December 1. You may choose from either the 4:00pm or 6:00pm seating times. As always, we will have plenty of great soups, handcrafted bowls, breads, and desserts for you to enjoy!

Buy your tickets online beginning December 1 or at the office beginning January 5. Get your tickets early because we sell out!


Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank - Closing the Meal Gap Thanksgiving

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank provides the equivalent of 2.5 million meals each year to 32,000 people who are hungry in west central Indiana. But, more food is needed to feed the more than 43,000 people who don't get enough nutritious food to live a healthy lifestyle. You can help. Click here to learn more about the Closing the Meal Gap Campaign.

Your contributions will go a long way to create hope in the lives of so many who don't get enough to eat.

Share Your Thanksgiving Food Drive

Businesses and schools around the community are Sharing their Thanksgiving with those in need by placing food collection barrels out from October 24 - November 7. You can provide help for families in need by dropping off non-perishable food at these locations.

This year's sponsors include:

  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital
  • WTHI TV 10
  • WTHI 99 The Country Station
  • B92.7 Today's Best Music
  • Knights of Columbus
  • myFox10
  • The Fan 1130AM and 98.5FM
  • 105.5 the River
  • Papa John's Pizza
Emergency Food Assistance in West Central Indiana

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank operates as a warehouse and distribution center working with 90 member agencies and 11 mobile pantries each month. These agencies provide food directly to individuals and families in need. To find a pantry or serving site near you, check our calendar of local Food Pantries and November Mobile Pantry sites, contact Lifeline by dialing 2-1-1, or search the online searchable directory created by Indiana's Emergency Food Resource Network in partnership with Purdue University.

Partnership with Habitat for Humanity check presentation

Because of generous donors and a partnership with Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities can provide more meals and shelter more families. The Moroz family wanted the older home to be used to help others so they contacted Catholic Charities agency director John Etling. Knowing the house needed a little T.L.C. before it could be sold, John formed a partnership with both the Moroz family and Habitat for Humanity to ensure the home would receive a modest remodel and the proceeds of the sale would be used to further the mission of both Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities. Habitat remodeled the house, placed it for sale, and quickly found a family who now calls it home. Thanks to the Moroz family and Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity for partnering with us to provide help and create hope!


Parke County Emergency Food Pantry

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank works with 92 member agencies in Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties to supply them with the food they need to provide help to thousands of individuals throughout the year. Check out the video below to see how, with the support of the Foodbank, Parke County Emergency Food Pantry is able to provide more food to serve people in need in their community.

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