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

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, 365 days a year, from the Dining Room door located on the east side of the Main Building.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grocery 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.

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. In 2021, we gave away new shoes, undergarments, socks and clothing to 364 school aged children. This year, in 2022, 543 school aged children from 260 families were able to receive these items!

This event was held once again in July at Taylor Elementary School, Carver Center and Grace United Methodist Church.

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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 800 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 24. Check back for more details.

Thanksgiving 2021

2021 was a record year – 881 Meals were provided! We once again made the Thanksgiving meal available through Delivery, Drive-Through and Grab & Go. We Delivered 516 meals to those in our community, provided 207 meals to Drive-Through guests and 68 to those receiving Grab & Go meals – totaling 881 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.


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Red Ribbon Christmas 2021

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 1600 individuals from 626 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. Boxes were delivered or picked up on December 11 & 17 to homes with the help of volunteers.

In 2021, Red Ribbon Christmas boxes were filled with 17,000 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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