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When disaster strikes and the quality of life for your neighbor means access to food, utilities, and housing, it’s time to show them exactly what living in a great hometown means. Marshall County Crossroads is ALL IN. Will you join us? Fund the Essentials today.


Essentials Marshall County Families Need Now!

Read more in our press release HERE.

Northern Indiana Foodbank
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Marshall County has seen an increase of 160% more households needing food assistance.

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29% of Marshall County families live paycheck-to-paycheck.

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Due to COVID-19, many families are in their 5+ week without pay.

We are All In. Will you join us?

THANK YOU to our Amazing Donors!

Fund the Essentials Pacesetters


  • U.S. Granules Corporation;

  • City of Plymouth;

  • Plymouth Redevelopment Corporation;

  • Marshall County Community Foundation

Thank You

Pacesetters: 1st Source Foundation; acpi Wood Products, LLC; AK Industries; American Containers, Inc.; Anne Benner; Bob's Cafeteria and Bruce's "Big Grill" BBQ; Bomarko, Inc.; Carol Bowen; Laura and Jerry Chavez; E. Nelson Chipman; Alan and Becky Collins; Chris and Sharon Collins and Family; Jim Conklin; Country Auto Center/Joe and Jennifer Martin Jr.; Eleanor and Randy Danielson; Mike and Judy Delp and Family; Digger Specialities, Inc.; Easterday Construction Co., Inc./Kevin Berger; First Farmers Bank and Trust; First Federal Savings Bank; The Gibson Family; David A Haist; Larry and Meredith Heckaman; James Henderson; Odette Husband;  Insite Development River Gate South Apartments;Leonard Isban; Michael and Debra Isban; Les Johnson; Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home/Terri and Jim Weldy; Jones Huff & Jones, LLP; Michael Kaczynski; Tom Langdon; William Mann; Marshall County Commissioners; Marshall County Council; Marshall County Law Enforcement; Marshall County REMC Operation RoundUp; Scott and Susan Martello; Kristi and Paul Martindale; Martin`s Supermarket; Masterson & Associates; Hugh Meyer; Pamela Michel; Dr. Craig and Lisa Miller; NiSource Charitable Foundation/NIPSCO; Paul and Carol Nye; John and Nadine Oliver; Jan and Marty Oosterbaan; Greg Pearson and Laura Foreno; Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ; Pretzels, Inc.; The REES; Brad and Patricia Serf; Shelter Foundation; Dr. Tim and Sarah Smith; SRKM Architecture LLC/Brent and Eileen Martin; St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church; Dr. Tod and Ellen Stillson; Town of Bremen; Town of Culver; Town of Lapaz; Treat`s Squire Shop; Truist Foundation; Dan and Charlotte Tyree; Mark and Suzanne Umbaugh; Roger and Carol Umbaugh; United Way of Marshall County, Inc.; Jon and Ruth VanVactor; Viking Paper Corporation; Charlotte and David Warner Family; Winona Powder Coating, Inc. and Winona Building Products, LLC.; Linda Yoder; John and Carol Zeglis; Zentis Food Solutions North America, LLC 

ADDITIONAL DONORS: Barbara Alcock; Craig Anderson; Anonymous in Honor of Rusty Nixon and Fred Webster; Anonymous (4); Clyde Avery; Dr. Don and Sharon Balka; Steve and Pam Barry; Dan Bates; Richard Bean; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beiter; Mr. and Mrs. Hank Bilsland; William Blake; Ralph and Norma Booker; Jeanne Boomershine; Kevin Bridgman; Beverly Brown; Leslie Brubaker; Larry Burnett; Michael Burroughs; Betty and Harry Busam; Kate Camper; Mary Capek; Barry Capper; Warren Casper; Jim and Cris Causey; Matthew Chamberlin; Donna Chaney; Nicholas Chaney; Melissa Christiansen; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cleeter; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cote; Jeffrey D. Corsbie; Julie Crews-Barger; James Dammon; Lt. Mark Danielson; Olivia Danielson-Veed; Renee Danielson; Donnie Davidson; Bill Davis; Brenda Davis; Jim and Ann Davis; Kyle Davis; Matt and Alicia Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Orion Deruiter; Thomas and Michelle Donaghey; Donald Ecker; James W. Erwin; Will W. Erwin; Greg Farrall; Richard Featherstone; Eric Ferguson; Steve Fidler; Andrew Fitzpatrick; Dan Flynn; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Flynn; Charles Fox; Andrew Fuys; Sandy Garrison; Doug Gehrke; Paul Georgen; Ginny Gibson; Diana Gildner; Donna Girten; Vincent Glose; Chad Goze; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Grace; Rick Graverson; Robert Gross; Mr. and Mrs. James O. Hahn; James Hartung; Phyllis Hawley; Kathy Herschberger; Kathryn Hiatt; Janet Hite; Dave Hodges; Joe and Barb Holcomb; Janis Holiday; Sally Holl; Kevin and Tammy Houin; Susan Houin; Bryan Howard; Ralph and Alice Huff; Cori Humes; Joan Hunt; Kathleen Husband; Jessica Jax; Chaplain Les Johnson; Scott Joyner; Brent Kaufman;; Anna Kietzman; Hunter Kreft; Dr. Jon and Mary Kubley; Julie Large; David A Lattimer; Jonathan Leist; Robert Listenberger; David Lloyd; Bill Londery; Rodney Ludwig; Janet Macey; Jeffrey D. Mansfield; Rodolfo Marquez; Eileen Martin; Hobart Martin; Russ Mason; Sandra Master; McKesson Title Corporation; Mid-City Supply Co., Inc.; Jon Miller; Lois and Larry Miller; Kelli Mills; Chris and Dave Morrow; Ginny and Grant Munroe; Jason Murray; Jean Nelson; Janet Newberg; Judy Newberg; Kenneth Olson; Karli Oosterbaan; Tara Oosterbaan; Jodie Overmyer; Kevin Overmyer; Debbie Palmer; Amy Paton; Greg and Sue Payne; Loretta Peters; Marianne Peters; Arleen Peterson; Roger and Janet Petill; Mike and Judy Petrucelli and Family; Christine Pickell; Barbara Pickut; Donna and Al Pontius; Kimberly Pulliam; Hugh and Karin Rettinger; Judith Ricciardi; Brandon Rich; Linda Rippy; John Rogers; Kathleen Ruffing; Daniel Sam; Mr. and Mrs. Brent Schafer; Paul Schaum; Michele Schricker; Dr. Joel Schumacher; Zach Scott; Gloria Seitz; Martha Shumaker; Karen Shuman; Elaine Small; Jamie Smith; Carol Somsel; Mary Spoor; ST Foods, Inc./Kentucky Fried Chicken - Plymouth; Linda Starr; Darren Stevens; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stiles; Sean Surrisi; Beverly Towle; Bradford Trevathan; Jean Triplet; Jennifer Tromm; Jon and Ruth VanDerWeele; Nathan Walker; Fred Webster in Honor of Kathy Bottorff; Fred Webster in Honor of Greg Carroll and Karen Betz; Brandi Wilson; Catherine and Michael Wraight; Elizabeth Wray; Jane Yochum; Mark Yoder; Todd Zeltwanger 

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The businesses in Marshall County are working overtime to pave the way to raise the quality of life for its employees, customers, and residents of our community.

We applaud them!

Marshall County Business Community

Business Leaders

Join your fellow business leaders. Fund The Essentials today!

Your donations are supporting

Marshall County organizations.

The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, to which the Fund the Essentials donations goes directly towards, has already awarded many grants. Read about the grants HERE.


Grant Recipients

  • Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry

  • Beaman Home

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary 

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Culver

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Plymouth

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Walkerton Elementary

  • Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry

  • Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)

  • County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)

  • Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)

  • Culver Community Youth Center (aka Culver Boys and GIrls Club)

  • David's Courage

  • Dustin's Place

  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana

  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)

  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.

  • Link to Hope

  • Marshall County Council on Aging

  • Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)

  • Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)

  • Oakhaven Community

  • Project Help (Bremen)

  • Plymouth Community School Corporation

  • Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry

  • Triton School Corporation

  • Women's Care Center

Progressive Arts & Culture Experience

If you missed our Progressive Arts & Culture Experience live, check it out on YouTube HERE.

Progressive Arts Experience

We have amazing venues to showcase our Great Hometowns talent! Our Progressive Arts & Culture Experience will feature:

Wild Rose Moon - Marcia Heintizberger, John Bahler, and Ryan Mear
Heartland Artists Gallery - Meg Robinson
The REES - Lane & Jenny Laffoon and Hailey Casper


The Facts Matter

It costs approximately $35 to provide one box of food to a family of 4.

50% of requests for utility assistance are coming from households who have never asked for assistance before.

Due to COVID-19, a number of families are in their 5+ week without pay.

Nationally, 31% of renters couldn’t pay their rent last month and requests for mortgage forbearance skyrocketed 1,896%. Marshall County is seeing struggles too.

29% of Marshall County families live paycheck-to-paycheck.

Where do the funds go?

100% of the funds stay in Marshall County and support the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. This fund will be administered by:


If you would like to mail a check, please make checks payable to Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund and mail to Marshall County Philanthropy Center, P.O. Box 716, 2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120, Plymouth IN 46563. Please note "Fund The Essentials" on the check. 

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