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Jean E. Shepherd ~ Trustee 

St. John Township Trustee

1515 Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN  46375

Phone (219)865-2705  Fax (219)865-3956

                                   Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

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    Donations are accepted at the Trustee's Office. Donations of non-perishable food, personal care items, household items, paper goods, and clothing are greatly appreciated.  Gift cards for clothing, grocery and gas are also accepted.  Items donated to the Trustee's office will be given to the applicants of St. John Township.  Surplus donations will be given to other organizations.


Food Pantry

Updated August 2011

                                  The food pantry is currently low on these non-perishable items:

  • Cereal

  • Peanut Butter/Jelly

  • Sugar

  • Salt

  • Canned meat (Chicken, Tuna, Spam)

  • Canned fruits

  • Juices

  • Laundry Detergent/ Household Cleaning items

  • Unopened Paper Goods (Paper Towels, Toilet tissue, and facial tissue)

  • Grocery gift certificates

  • Cookies and crackers




Clothing and Household Items

Updated August 2011

                                    Donations are needed for:

  • Casual and Dress Clothing

  • Pots and Pans

  • Kitchen wares

  • Microwaves

  • Dishes

  • School Supplies



Other Ways To Donate

    The Christmas Program is totally funded by donations.  For Christmas, the Trustee's office organizes a holiday party for individuals and families.  At this party, children, families and individuals receive gifts, Christmas food baskets, entertainment, lunch, a Christmas prayer, and a visit from Santa.  If you would like to help you can:

  • Sponsor someone for Christmas.  Contact the Trustee's office to become a sponsor.

  • Provide or sponsor entertainment for the party.

  • Donate food items or grocery gift certificates for holiday food baskets.

  • Volunteer your time.


    Holiday Food Baskets

    The Trustee's office also has a list of families for holiday food baskets.  If you would like to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving or Christmas, please contact the office.


    School Supplies

    School supplies are available for students who are referred by the Lake Central School Corporation.  Any donations of school supplies are greatly appreciated.


Questions or comments email to  St. John Township Trustee