Feeding the Hungry

In 2019, KRM served 121,325 meals to hungry men, women, and children. Hot, nutritious meals are available to the public twice daily from our Grab & Go trailer in the northeast parking lot. These meals are open to anyone who needs one. For guests in the Mission’s shelters, three meals are served every day.

Meals and Groceries

We are screening all who are in the mission and quarantining those who have symptoms. We are following recommended sanitation and CDC prevention guidelines. As a result, the Howard County Board of Health has given us approval to continue offering the following services:

Grab and Go Meals. Available seven days a week in our parking lot.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grocery Bag Assistance is available through our online assistance program and groceries are given every 30 days.

Clothing, Housewares, Personal Care Items

Our friends that find themselves in financial need are given the opportunity to save their precious funds to pay bills through our assistance program.  Our neighbors are income qualified through an online application and given vouchers to shop our store.  Our store’s inventory is refreshed daily and offers a wide range of sizes and options.

Thanksgiving Feast

Sometimes the first step toward a changed life is a simple meal — and for many of our hungry, homeless, and/or hurting neighbors, that process begins with a Thanksgiving dinner. It’s one of Kokomo Rescue Mission’s biggest annual events (we expect to serve some 900 meals this Thanksgiving), and it’s a beacon of God’s love to the community.

Meal time and location

The Kokomo Rescue Mission has offered a Thanksgiving Feast for many years and this year will be no exception; however, in light of the current CDC guidelines and our desire to keep everyone safe, we will be offering the meals as delivery, drive through and Grab & Go only.  The event will take place at Grace United Methodist Church at 219 W. Mulberry, Kokomo.

We will need many volunteers to successfully provide warm needed meals to our neighbors.

To volunteer and select your position, please sign up here THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEER.  To comply with CDC guidelines, you must be registered on line ahead of the event to volunteer, wear a mask, and social distance.  We ask that all young children and those not serving, not attend the event.


Red Ribbon Christmas

Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach provides boxes of toys, gifts, food, and toiletries for individuals and families throughout the six-county area served by the Mission.

Volunteers fill the boxes with gifts appropriate for the age and gender of each recipient. Each person receives a new gift purchased by the Mission and extra gifts lovingly reconditioned by volunteers throughout the year.

When the box has been filled with gifts, it is taken to a Christmas Warehouse where volunteers wrap the gifts. Boxes are also delivered to homes by volunteers.

In 2019, Red Ribbon Christmas boxes were delivered to 1,470 people, including 570 families. A special thanks to the We Care organization, which donated $105,000 in 2019 to help make this outreach possible. 

Volunteer With Us!

If you’d like to help with this year’s Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach, please look for opportunities for Gift Wrapping and Gift Delivery
on these event pages.  To comply with CDC guidelines, you must be registered on line ahead of the event to volunteer, wear a mask, and social distance.

Back to School Shoes Giveaway

Through our Back to School Event, school aged children can receive new shoes and undergarments and a voucher to our store to purchase gently used quality clothing.  Families are income qualified to participate.  The children must be present to receive the shoes so that we can make sure they are properly fitted.

This event will be held a week in mid-July 2021.  As we get closer the dates will be posted here.


Working to Equip Others

Our team is dedicated to maximizing our impact in the community. Not only do all of our proceeds help fund our ministry programs, we partner with shelter residents, community service participants, and the Trustee’s office to provide work rehabilitation through volunteer opportunities. As we work together, we build relationships and watch individuals change and grow while giving back to a cause greater than themselves. For more information visit our Work Rehabilitation page.

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