Feeding the Hungry

In 2021, KRM served 87,423 meals to hungry men, women, and children. Hot, nutritious meals are provided to the public twice daily through our Grab & Go Meals available at the Dining Room door located on the east side of the Main Building. These meals are offered 365 days a year to anyone needing a meal. For guests in the Mission’s shelters, three meals are served every day.

Meals and Groceries

Meals are available to anyone needing a meal seven days a week, 365 days a year, in our Dining Room located on the east side of the Main Building. Lunch is served from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grocery Assistance is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Main Building.

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 to receive clothing, housewares and personal care items. Our store’s inventory is refreshed daily and offers a wide range of sizes and options. If assistance is needed please call, 765-456-3838.

Back to School Assistance Program

Kokomo Rescue Mission is once again offering our Back to School Assistance Program, where we give NEW shoes, socks, and undergarments to income-qualifying families. Plus, students can receive a voucher for school clothing from our Care & Share Store.

*To qualify for assistance, student MUST be present (to try on the shoes!) & be accompanied by parent/guardian. Student MUST be 5-18 years-old and entering K-12.


Grace UMC
219 W. Mulberry St.
Kokomo, IN

Tuesday, July 11th ? 10:00 AM-Noon, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 12th ? Noon-3:00 PM
Thursday, July 13th ? 10:00 AM-Noon, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Friday, July 14th ? 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

-Photo ID of parent/legal guardian
-Proof of income
-Student’s birth certificate
-Student’s social security card

For more information, please call us at (765) 456-3838.

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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 943 meals this Thanksgiving), and it’s a beacon of God’s love to the community.

This event will be held once again on Thursday, November 23. Check back for more details.

Thanksgiving 2022

2022 was a record year – 943 Meals were provided! We once again made the Thanksgiving meal available through Delivery, Drive-Through and Grab & Go. We Delivered 592 meals to those in our community, provided 143 meals to Drive-Through guests and 68 to those receiving Grab & Go meals – totaling 943 meals! These delicious meals of turkey, ham, dressing, rolls, gravy, vegetables, salad and desserts were packaged at Grace United Methodist Church by our faithful volunteers. Each family received a special Thanksgiving card and placemat to let them know that they are not alone and that they are loved.



Red Ribbon Christmas 2022

Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach provided boxes of toys, gifts, food, and toiletries for individuals and families throughout the six-county area served by the Mission. Over 2058 individuals from 768 households received Red Ribbon Christmas boxes that were prayerfully filled.

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

When the boxes were filled with gifts, they were taken to the Christmas Warehouse where volunteers added paper products, personal care items, and other items to prepare them for delivery. These boxes were either picked-up by the recipients or delivered to homes with the help of volunteers.

In 2022, Red Ribbon Christmas boxes were filled with 19,000 new and gift ready items. Gift cards to purchase food were given out to every family.  A special thanks to the We Care organization, which donated vital funds to make this outreach possible.

This event will once again be held in December. Check back for more information, location, registration dates, volunteer opportunities, and delivery dates.

Our Volunteers Rock!

Our core volunteers that work in our Christmas Warehouse all year are devoted in preparing all the gifts that are given out in our Red Ribbon Christmas Boxes. Our seasonal volunteers helped with organizing and delivering the gifts for our Red Ribbon Christmas! 

We could not do this program without you!!!

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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