COVID-19

DONATE TO HELP MEET LOCAL NEEDS

To support our community and residents during this pandemic, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way of Marshall County will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to immediate needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. 100% of donations to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund stay in Marshall County. 

Donate HERE.

At the United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation, we take the impact of COVID-19 seriously. Our network of trusted partners -- local businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers -- is responding to this global pandemic that’s having a deep local impact in our communities. 

Local Marshall County nonprofits are experiencing interruptions to their programs while at the same time facing a greater demand for their services from families and individuals in need. In partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is now active to support our community and residents and will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. 100% of donations to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund stay in Marshall County. 

From all of us at United Way and the Marshall County Community Foundation, we hope you stay safe and exercise caution. Reach out to friends, neighbors, and family -- staying connected in times of uncertainty matters most. Thank you for your understanding, and we will keep you updated as changes occur. 

RAPID RESPONSE GRANT APPLICATION   

To apply for a Rapid Response Grant from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery fund, please CLICK HERE. During Phase 1 Grants, we are working with trusted community partners to identify the most critical immediate basic needs such as food, childcare, and rent/utility assistance. During Phase 2 Grants, we will work on longer term needs with a committee of representatives from each Marshall County city and town helping guide that work. We are utilizing the best resources from both United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation to continue to support our communities. APPLY FOR A RAPID RESPONSE GRANT HERE. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the food security and proper nutrition of our neighbors in need. Children are particularly vulnerable. 


10 food pantries in Marshall County are doing all they can to help families keep food on the table. This resource (right) contains contact information and updated COVID-19 safety protocols for each. View, download, or print HERE.


Food Bank of Northern Indiana's mobile food distributions are accessible to anyone in Marshall County in need of food assistance. First come, first served. One box per household. Households are eligible for a free box of fresh perishable items and dry goods, as available. No ID required. These are drive-thru distributions. Please remain in your vehicle and pop open your trunk to receive your items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open.

See the EVENTS page for the next scheduled mobile food pantry date(s) and location(s) in Marshall County. Call the Marshall County Council on Aging and set up a ride to the next Marshall County mobile food pantry at: 574-936-9904.

Food Pantry Information

Marshall County residents may be facing rent and utility bills that are simply too costly to pay due to complications surrounding COVID-19.

We encourage those seeking assistance to reach out to township trustees, local non-profits, and state programs to find help in covering these payments.

The image on the right includes updated information regarding these programs. You may also view the resource HERE. 

Marshall County housing and utility assistance

GRANT RECIPIENTS  

The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is making Rapid Response grants to trusted community partners providing direct assistance to impacted households.
 

Rapid Response Grant Recipients to date:

  • Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary 
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Culver
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Plymouth
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Walkerton Elementary
  • Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)
  • Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)
  • Culver Community Youth Center (aka Culver Boys and Girls Club) 
  • David's Courage
  • Dustin's Place
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.
  • Link to Hope
  • Marshall County Council on Aging 
  • Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)
  • Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • Oakhaven Community
  • Project Help (Bremen)
  • Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry
  • Women's Care Center

You may read press releases for each Rapid Response Grant round in our news section HERE

SEARCH for help

When you are looking for the information you need to get help in Marshall County, you need to find it right away. By using SEARCH United Way of Marshall County, you’ll easily find the information you’re looking for… when you’re looking for it.

People throughout our community turn to United Way every day for information and support – whether COVID-19, education, disaster, or financial-related. We have information that connects people of all ages to the necessary health and human services you need. We’re excited to put this information directly into your hands. SEARCH for help HERE. 

If you need our help, we are also always only a phone call away. 574-936-3366. EASY. FAST. EFFECTIVE.

  • Call 211 with your questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, mental health services or visit https://in211.communityos.org/. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366 to learn more about resources available to households impacted by COVID-19.
  • Visit our partners at the Marshall County Community Foundation for updated information: http://www.marshallcountycf.org/

 

CONTACT US

We are taking precautions to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County team are currently operating remotely. Our main number, 574.935.5159, will be answered as normal from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays. All staff will remain accessible as usual via email and phone. FOR DROP OFFS, please call 574.354.0315 to allow immediate access to the drop box in the front of our office. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.