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Food and Hope


The Pantry will resume a modified “shopping option” for food distribution starting on October 26. Clients must bring their yellow Pantry card to the Pantry to allow staff to update information and to sign up families for the future.

Holiday distribution signups have begun.  Bring your yellow Pantry card to the Pantry no later than November 16 to reserve a holiday box on November 20.           

Who Are We?

 The Branch Area Food Pantry, an all volunteer organization,  serves approximately 320 families each Tuesday. We rely on and value the support of our generous community

2021 presented a huge challenge to the Pantry. Between generous community members, In-kind donations of literally tons of food and an amazing group of volunteers, we have provided the following:

  • Food boxes to over 9,000 participants over the past 7 months.
  • Nutritious staples, meat, produce and baked goods to over 25,500 Branch County individuals.

We could not have provided the quantity and quality of food that we distributed without the In-Kind donations totaling over 50 tons of food that went directly to local families.


We truly appreciate the generosity and support of our community!

Summer means generous donations from local farmers, garden keepers and large growers.  We appreciate and distribute donations from a few pounds of squash to tons of assorted vegetables. As of August, Mastronardi Produce has donated 20,000+ pounds of beautiful tomatoes.  Lakeland Correctional has donated over 17,000 pounds of cabbage, lettuce, peppers and squash with more arriving weekly. THANK YOU!!! We couldn’t do it without you!

We are grateful to the  Coldwater Chamber of Commerce---

On August 28, the Coldwater Chamber honored Patti Daoud and the Branch Area Food Pantry with  “Outstanding Public Servant” 2021.  Joseph Hughes of Clemens Food Group presented the award, saying, “The Branch Area Food Pantry volunteers are a beacon of hope to many families throughout the area.”  In accepting the honor, Patti said, “Not only am I fortunate to know, love and work with these extraordinary people, it ism great pleasure to accept the award on their behalf.”

Meet our Board and volunteer staff:

  • Manager—
    • Patti Daoud 
  • Board members-
    • President & Treasurer: Greg Miller
    • Secretary: Patrice Daoud
    • Ken Delaney
    • Chuck Tippman
    • Tim Hart-Haberl
    • Carolyn Morrison
    • Bob Rowbotham
    • Tom Phlipot
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