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Get FREE Christmas Toys & Food in Indiana!

Get FREE Christmas Toys & Food in Indiana!

Christmas can be difficult for Indiana families, especially when they can’t afford Christmas gifts or a special Christmas dinner for their families. We know firsthand how frustrating it is when you can’t provide your kiddos with the holiday celebration they expect or yearn for. Sometimes, the money just isn’t there.

Fortunately, we’ve found help! There are agencies all around Indiana that are dedicated to helping low income families (and especially children) have a blessed and enjoyable holiday season.

If you aren’t located in Indiana, then please click here to find free Christmas gifts and food in other US states. 

Get free Christmas gifts and food in Indiana !

No matter where in Indiana you’re located, these agencies may be able to help. They serve most of the United States.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is famous for their holiday bell-ringers who gather donations. In addition to these fundraising efforts, they also save Christmas for low income families across the country by providing free gifts and food. In order to get help from the Salvation Army, visit their website to find your local chapter. 

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is another famous Christmas campaign that distributes toys to children who need them. In order to receive help from the Marines Toys for Tots drive, you’ll need to visit their official website. 

Get free Christmas gifts and food in your local Indiana community!

There are many people and organizations working to save Christmas for local families. These agencies operate on a local level and can only be found by investigating what exists in your local community. We’re doing that research for you, one Indiana county at a time!

If you don’t see your county on this list, please leave a comment and let me know. This series is written entirely by reader request so we don’t start working on a new area until we receive a request for it.

Allen County

Allen County families that are struggling to afford the holidays this year can get help from several different agencies. We’ve got a full list right here.

Lawrence County

There are several organizations that are working to save Christmas in Lawrence County, Indiana! Whether you live in Shawswick, Bedford, Marion, Marshall, or the surrounding area, we’ve found resources that can help your family with free Christmas gifts and food this holiday season! 

Toy Assistance: 

The Salvation Army invites families who need Christmas gifts for their children to take part in their Angel Tree program. This program receives wish lists from families and gives them to sponsors who buy the items. To take part in their services, applicants must have at least one child living in the home between the ages of newborn and 12 years old, have a birth certificate for everyone under the age of 18 years old, have a social security card for all adults in the home, have documentation showing proof of current address, have a valid form of identification, and show proof of income and household expenses to verify income eligibility.

Toys for Tots helps children of struggling families have an amazing Christmas, with toys to put under the tree. Most locations accept toys and donations in October, November, and December. You can apply for toys online. The Toys for Tots location for Lawrence, Greene, Martin, and Daviess Counties is in Crane, Indiana. 

Food Assistance: 

Mitchell Church Of Christ invites all low-income, working poor, single parents, seniors, and veterans in need of food to their Bread Of Life Food Pantry. They are located in Mitchell, Indiana, and usually provide food on Mondays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) and Tuesdays (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm). Mitchell pantry might offer Christmas and Thanksgiving specials for struggling families.

The Salvation Army offers a food pantry that gives struggling families free bags of groceries and holiday dinner boxes for the Holidays. They also have a soup kitchen that serves daily hot meals and special hot holiday dinners on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Do you know of any place that helps with Christmas Dinners in Rensselaer, IN ( Jasper County)

Catherine Marucci

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Hi Valerie. It may be worth calling 211 to see if they know.


Sunday 16th of October 2022

Any help for Christmas in lagrange County Indiana

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Hi. If the above resources are not helpful in your area, it may be worth calling 211 to see if there is anything else they can suggest.

Victoria Vetor

Monday 13th of December 2021

I did not see Grant County on the list. I'm 61 years old and I have a 21 year mentally handicapped granddaughter who lives with me. I recently lost my home because of my service animal and granddaughter's out burst,but I just recently have gotten my great great niece and nephew who I have been taking care of and was really needing help with Christmas for them. I receive SSDI and after bills and food I'm broke. Just wondering if I could get help.


Monday 13th of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.

Debbie Vinson

Monday 6th of December 2021

Help I. Dearborn County and Ripley County????


Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.


Saturday 27th of November 2021

Do you have anything for Jay or Randolph counties?


Thursday 9th of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.