The Pantry relies heavily on food (In-Kind) donations from the community.
Food comes to the Pantry through many sources. To date, October 2020, the Pantry received and distributed 556 tons of donated food over the course of the year. Generous donations come from across the community—school, church and business food drives, manufacturers, stores, the state penitentiary, hunters, garden surpluses, farmer’s fields, local restaurants, the hospital and more.
The Pantry’s partnership with the South Michigan Food Bank in Battle Creek allows us to purchase fresh foods and staples at a greatly reduced price throughout the year. All food received is, in turn distributed to households.
Produce and packaged foods can be dropped off at the Pantry on Mondays, 10-12, and Tuesdays, 8:30-2:00.