Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Attorney Ken Allen and Lake Area United Way partner to bring holiday meals to Lake County families.

Must be a Lake County, IN resident.

One Basket Per Household


Eligibility guidelines to receive a basket are as follows:

  • Must be a Lake County, IN resident
  • One basket per household
  • Household yearly gross income can NOT exceed ALICE guideline. To check if you qualify as an ALICE household (or fall under the poverty level) use our ALICE calculator HERE.

In order to ensure the safety of our clients and volunteers, this year's distribution will be a drive through distribution. You'll need to show your registration ticket (via on paper or on your phone) to our volunteers who will then place your basket in your trunk and you'll be on your way. All volunteers will be in proper PPE. We also ask you to wear a mask when showing your ticket.

Limited Supply! Meal boxes will only be distributed to eligible households who present a registration ticket.

If you still need food assistance for Thanksgiving please visit to view holiday assistance programs. You can also visit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's website to view their upcoming food giveaways as well as view a listing of their member food pantries.

If you have questions please email Please be aware that our staff is working remotely, so we are not in the office to take your calls.