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:

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Did you know you are eligible to be a Trauma Informed Mentor for youth between the ages of 9 - 17? Click here for more information about the TIME for ME mentoring program.

Soup Bowl Benefit 2020

Soup Bowl Benefit photo and logoYou, your friends and family are invited to join us for our Tenth Annual Soup Bowl Benefit.  Through a simple bowl of soup, individuals, businesses and the arts community will come together to help fee the hungry in the Wabash Valley.  Your $25 ticket includes a handcrafted bowl and soup.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Seating times at 3:30pm and 5:30pm
Maryland Community Church

Tickets go on sale January 2 at Catholic Charities (1801 Poplar St.) or are available online.

Round-up Your Receipt

Please choose to round-up your receipt from November 3-30 at Gordon Food Service in Terre Haute - all proceeds will be used to provide food for the hungry.

Coats 4 Kids (and Adults, too!)

More to come soon!

The coat drive goes until November 15!

Amazon Wish List - Looking for a quick and east way to donate? Check out our Amazon Wish List! Simply select one of our most needed items and it will ship directly to us - simple, quick, and convenient!

45th Annual Benefit Dinner

Thank you for making the 45th  Annual Benefit Dinner a success! Highlights of the evening include:

Judy Hogan received the 2019 John E. Etling Distinguished Service Award for creating hope for our hungry neighbors through her efforts to feed the hungry. 

The 2019 Council President's Award was presented to Josh Curry for being an everyday hero by going above and beyond to make sure our guests at the Fishes and Loaves Soup Kitchen are welcomed and served. 

Mary Weaver, former resident of Bethany House Shelter, thanked the staff for being supportive and nurturing and "steering my life in the direction I need to achieve my goals."

Jacklyn Chaney, Development Manager for Feeding America, shared her story of growing up in poverty, the constant exhaustion of climbing the socioeconomic ladder and the guilt and shame that she carries for having escaped poverty while her family and friends back home continue to live in it.

Take a look at some of our photos from the evening

September 2019: Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action MonthSeptember is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to encourage the public to take action against hunger. As a member of Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, we’re asking you to support Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank and the people we serve by taking action and raising awareness. With this 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar, you can participate all month with others across America as we stand together with Feeding America to fight hunger. One in seven people in our community are food insecure - help us use the month of September to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis.

Download the calendar here

Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta

Photos: Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta

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Congratulations to Pete McCarville, winner of the 2019 Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta!

KrogerMany thanks to all those who participated in this year's race. A special thank you to our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Kroger  



Central State ConstructionGold Sponsor: Central State Construction


Silver Sponsors: 
Misco Crane Service
Sycamore Engineering
Union Health
Tribune Star

Supporting Sponsors:
Columbian Home Products
Duke Energy
Fuson Automotive
Gartland Foundry
John & Carol Etling
La Isla Mexican Restaurant
Midwest Child & Adolescent Specialty Group
Teri Lorenz
Wabash Valley Asphalt


Plumbers & Steamfitters #157
Jennifer Buell

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank - Closing the Meal Gap Campaign

New facility 2019Terre 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 39,000 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.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Closing the Meal Gap Campaign. We are happy to announce that the new Foodbank warehouse and distribution facility is nearing completion.

If you would like to Close the Meal Gap, you may send your donation to:

THCC Foodbank Campaign, 1801 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803

Or click here to make an online donation.


Community Foundations Help Brighten Ryves Youth Center

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation and Catholic Community Foundation both provided funding to clean, level, seal, and protect the floor in the basement dining room of Ryves Youth Center to help ensure both the safety of the youth clients and their families, but also to help maintain the use, function, and appearance of the flooring. This type of flooring is used in heavily-trafficked retail outlets and facilities such as Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis. This flooring system has been proven to hold up over time and to reduce the long-term maintenance cost and program downtime. This reduced program downtime allows us to provide uninterrupted services such as evening meals for the youth participating in our Ryves Youth Center programs.

Many thanks to both foundations for helping us create an inviting, safe, and better functioning dining room!

Before photoNew Floor

The floor before the sealing process:
The floor after the sealing process:


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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