Feeding Program and Bus Shuttle Schedule!

Feeding Program/Coronavirus Response 

We are providing breakfast and lunch to any Gary Community member who is 18 years or younger. They will be eligible to receive five days’ worth of meals on the dates below. All families will need to check in with our F.A.C.E. Liaisons at each site before receiving their meals. 

Feeding Dates and Times: 

Monday, March 16, 2020 10-1:00 pm 

Monday, March 23, 2020 10-1:00 pm 

Monday, March 30, 2020 10-1:00 pm 


1. New Hope Church 

2307 Rhode Island Street 

Bishop Roberts Email: http://newhopembcgary.com 


2. Trinity Baptist Church 

1831 Virginia Street 

Rev. Dwight Gardner Email: rjones9139@sbcglobal.net 


3. Greater St. Stephen Baptist Church 

2480 Broadway 

Pastor Dwight Pointer Email: dpointer@garycsc.k12.in.us 

4. Unity Baptist Church 

2019 Connecticut Street 

Pastor Protho Email: jerryprotho@yahoo.com 


5. American Legion 

1113 Taft Street 

Ava Ligon 


6. Gary Area Career Center (35th Ave Entrance) 

1800 E. 35th Avenue 


7. New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 

1727 W. 15th Avenue 

Pastor Corey Jackson Email: cdjackson1977@yahoo.com 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


Click on the following link for bus shuttles to Feeding Locations



What Happens When You Read to Children?

Many of us have fond memories of being read to as a child, whether it was by a parent or teacher; those moments of enjoying a favorite story connected us not only to the characters and themes, but ignited a love for reading that remains to this day.  We all know that when we read to children, we are giving them the skills they need to become better readers, but many don’t know that, reading to children helps build confidence, empathy, and a thirst for learning.  Reading aloud to children, also promotes better language skills, listening skills, concentration skills, and an overall positive association with books.  These are the necessary skills children will need to help them navigate through this every-changing world.

Children’s book author, Andre’ Renee Harris reads to Williams students during Community Day.

The reality is: Words have power, and when children are read to, they can imagine places they never heard of, they can discover things about themselves and others, and they can experience the joys and pains of characters, fictional and non-fictional, helping them make meaning in their own lives.  Reading opens up a child’s world of imagination and curiosity, and when this occurs, amazing things can happen!

 Fostering a love of reading begins at home, and Daniel Hale Williams Elementary is dedicated to helping families grow successful readers!  This blog, along with our literacy initiative, “Reading is My Superpower”  are first steps in helping build “life-long readers”.  We would like to connect to as many families as possible to provide resources and information, so that all children have a solid reading foundation.

If you would like to join our literacy initiative or become a community partner, please leave us a message below, or you may contact the school at 219-881-3600.




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