Programs Overview: Arise and Shine Food and Outreach Center
Shine Aid for Family Emergencies (SAFE)-The Arise and Shine SAFE program is a combination of 3 emergency resources offered at our facility, which include, our weekly free hot breakfast, community food pantry and community clothing closet. Available to the more than 50 % of families in Michigan City and LaPorte County who are struggling to afford the basics-housing, food, health care, childcare and transportation-despite working, according to a report from the United Way. (Sep 22.2018) Report: 53% of MC households are ‘struggling’, retrieved from https://www.thenewsdispatch.com
- Weekly Free Hot Breakfast -Arise and Shine provides a weekly free breakfast to the homeless and working poor demographic in Michigan City and Laporte County Indiana.
- Community Food Pantry- Arise and Shine provides both perishable and non-perishable food items, including dairy and meat proteins, to needy families in Michigan City and Laporte County.
- Community Clothing Closet- Arise and Shine provides clean clothing and shoes for all ages and sizes for those in need including business attire for those seeking employment.
Co-Founder-Alisa Burks Simmons-CEO/ Director
Co- Founder-Antwan Burks-President/Director of Programs and Partnerships