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Food Pantries in Michigan - West

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posted this on November 21, 2011 20:27

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As part of our commitment to assist you to "Give more than you've ever given to the things you really believe in", we are sharing a list of food pantries submitted by our members and we encourage you to donate generously whenever you can to help those in need. 

 

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Note: The states are in alphabetical order and the organizations are alphabetical within the state.

 

MICHIGAN – West ...................................................................

Berean Baptist Church

1574 Coit NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone:  616-393-9824

Website:  bereanbc@att.net

Hours:  10:00am-4:00 pm

Items they accept:  Food

Items most needed:  Food items primarily 

Additional info:  It serves the inner city in the immediate area, about 40 to 50 families, depending on the donations we get for the week.

Last update: December 2011

 

Buist Community Assistance Center

8306 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315

Phone:  616-583-4080

Website:  www. buistcac.org

Hours:  2:00-6:00pm Mon; 9:00am-2:00pm Wed; 9:00-11:30am Sat

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, meat, produce

Items most needed:  fresh and frozen food

Additional info:  Very friendly, helpful, courteous. Serves poor, out of work, low income people and those who find themseives with no where to turn, in Byron Center and Southern Wyoming. Shoppers help themselves to what they need of available products based on the number in their

Last update: November 2011

 

Bunker Middle School Hygiene Pantry

2312 Denmark, Muskegon, MI 49441

Phone:  231-720-2305

Website:  http://www.muskegon.k12.mi.us/schools/bunker/

Hours:  8am-4pm

Items they accept:  Health & Beauty Care Products, towels, clothing

Items most needed:  deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, feminine products

Additional info:  A pantry for our low income middle school students that may need a little help with personal hygiene.

Last update: November 2011

 

Calvary CRC Food Pantry

400 Beeline Ave, Holland, MI 49424

Phone: 616.396.7550

Website: www.calvarycrc.org

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed: Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Syrup

Additional info: Calvary serves many families each week, mostly from surrounding neighborhoods

Last update: November 2011

 

Christ Community Church/Love Inc Associated

3370 113th Ave, Allegan, MI 49010

Phone:  269-673-2329

Website:  www.alleganccc.com

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Additional info:  Their primary focus is food, however, they will accept and distribute anything. They are constantly in need of fresh, refrigerated and frozen items.

Last update: November 2011

 

Clyde Park Church of the Nazarene

2545 Clyde Park, SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

Phone:  616-534-1433

Items they accept:  Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Additional info:  This is the food pantry that I stated at my church. I lost my job and needed to save money and found SavingsAngel. In the excitement of being a new Angel, I bought everything in sight, soon realizing I had way too much stuff. I started a food pantry at my church 2 years ago and one night a month we open our doors to the public and hand out around 50 bags of groceries. Thank you SavingsAngel, so many people served who aren't even members of SavingsAngel.

Last update: November 2011

 

Community Action House

225 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616.454.8249

Website: http://communityactionhouse.squarespace.com/donate/

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed: Food Items - Highest Priority: Spaghetti Sauce, Rice, Canned Fruit, Sugar, Flour, Canned Meats. Also need Canned Vegetables, Spaghetti, Boxed dinners, Cereal/Oatmeal, Ramen Noodles, Pinto Beans (Canned or Dry).

Non-Food Items - Highest Priority: Diapers (Sizes 4,5,6), Baby Wipes, Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Shampoo  & Conditioner, Deodorant, Feminine Products, Cleaning Liquids, Toilet Paper, Bar Soap, Paper Towels.

Additional info: Emergency Services provided by Community Action House: Emergency Services provide for the immediate needs of community residents who are in crisis and unable to provide the essentials for daily living, including food and clothing. Individuals and families accessing emergency services meet with a caseworker to identify available resources and services that can help them stabilize a financial crisis. Services are available free of charge based on current need and can be accessed at both north and south side locations. Emergency services include: Food, clothing, diapers and other baby items, baby food and formula, hygiene products and cleaning products. Dry and sealed food goods can be dropped off at any of their locations. See http://communityactionhouse.squarespace.com/donate/ for more information.

Last update: November 2011

 

East Leonard Christian Reformed Church

1027 Leonard NE, Grand rapids, MI 49503

Phone:  616-454-4444

Website:  elcrc@elcrc.org

Hours:  1-3pm Thursdays

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed:  Bottled Fruit Juice, Cereal, Canned Greens, Canned Fruit

Additional info:  Those within an approximate 2 mile radius of the church (zip codes 49503 and 49505). We have served 190 different families in 2011. Our monthly average is 65 families. We are associated with the ACCESS Food Pantry Network.

Last update: November 2011

 

Family Haven

701 Prospect Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:  616-247-4949

Website:  http://www.iccf.org/familyhaven.htm

Hours:  Office 9-4:30 (call first-emergency needs take precident)

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, New and gently used household items

Items most needed:  Feminine products, diapers, laundry products, small gifts, adopting a family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, etc.

Additional info:  Family Haven is not a typical food pantry. They are a homeless shelter in Grand Rapids, MI that is run under the umbrella of ICCF (Inner City Christian Federation). Family Haven, run by Deb A., takes in WHOLE families at a time that are homeless due to job loss, domestic abuse, etc. They assist the parent(s) in getting housing, financial assistance, job leads, etc. With only five apartments, they have a waiting list but even then they try to help those that have to be turned away with other contacts, information and often with specific needs, if they can. But, Family Haven is like any other shelter in this economy and running on a shoe string. They are constantly in need of all different kinds of food, household and hygiene products.

Last update: November 2011

 

Family Network of Wyoming

1029 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: 616-885-9919

Website: http://www.familynow.us/

Hours: Food pantry hours are Mon & Wed 2:30-5:30pm.  Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm.

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products, Other

Items most needed: Not sure.  I know that they take just about everything.  They are also very happy to get blood glucose monitors with the test strips in them.

Additional info: It serves people in the city of Wyoming.  They are very nice at this location.

Last update: November 2011

 

First Christian Reformed Church

650 Bates, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:  616-452-4370

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed:  Boxed dinners, Canned meat, Spaghetti Sauce

Additional info:  Church food pantry serving clients Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by a referral system. Walkups treated on an individual basis. Serving up to 30 families a week.

Last update: November 2011

 

Food for Hope

2815 Giles Rd., Muskegon, MI 49457

Phone: 231-288-1900           

Website: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Hopes-Treasure-Resale...

Hours: 10:00am - 5:00 pm Mon-Sat

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Items most needed: We accept any food, HB&A products, paper products, cleaning products, and pet products. We also accept new and used salable clothing and household items.

Additional info: Our Church is located at 2815 Giles Rd. The pantry location is at 2875 Whitehall Rd. The pantry is located in the back of our Thrift store(Hopes Treasures). This location does not accept postal mail, so all mail is sent to 2815 Giles rd.The thrift store sells the items that are donated by the immediate Community, and all proceeds are used to purchase the food from Feeding America, to give to those in need in the immediate community. We give food out every Friday, and clients are allowed to come on a weekly basis.

Last update: December 2011

 

God’s Helping Hands

8944 50th Ave, Remus, MI 49340

Phone:  989-967-8581

Hours:  Tues & Fri

Items they accept:  Food, furniture

Last update: November 2011

 

Heights of Hope Food Pantry

995 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Phone: 616.392.8559           

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heights-of-Hope

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products, Other

Items most needed: This pantry collects everything, from food to clothing to furniture.

Additional info: This food pantry serves primarily the area of Holland Heights, but does reach out to those in other parts of Holland and Zeeland.

Last update: November 2011

 

His Harvest Stand

100 S Pine, Zeeland, MI 49464

Phone: 616.732.3772

Website: http://www.hisharveststand.blogspot.com/

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Items most needed: Sugar, peanut butter, tuna, noodles,bar soap,dish soap, jelly, pancake mix and syrups, cleaning supplies and paper supplies! 

Additional info: This food pantry primarily serves the greater Zeeland area. My understanding is it serves those in need of assistance, those who have lost their jobs, or just need a hand. Those in the Ottawa County, Holland/Zeeland area.

Last update: December 2011

 

John Knox Food Panatry, part of Access Food Pantry System

4150 Kalamazoo Ave, SE, Grand Rapids,m MI 49508

Phone:  616-455-9411

Website:  jkpantry@sbcglobal.net

Hours:  10:00am-2:00pm Mon, Wed, Fri

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Laundry Soap

Items most needed:  PROTEINS - canned meats and beans (all kinds), peanut butter. Also low sodium canned vegetables and low sugar canned fruits as told to our church for our food drive.

Additional info:  In partnership with Access Food Pantries - John Knox Food Pantry (stored in John Knox Presbyterian Church) has made a significant commitment to feeding the hungry unemployed! For more than 20 years they have operated a community food pantry. In partnership with Access Food Pantries they provide groceries and more for up to 60 people a day, three days a week. For more information contact their director Michael Merren at 231-455-9411, or jkpantry@sbcglobal.net .

Last update: November 2011

 

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

1095 Third St, Muskegon, MI 49441

Phone:  231-726-4735

Website:  www.ccwestmi.org

Hours:  Monday-Friday

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed:  Food items, personal

Last update: November 2011

 

Love, Inc

4611 135th Ave., Hamilton, MI 49419

Phone:  269-751-2533

Hours:  9:30am-12:30pm Mon, Wed, Fri

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Additional info:  Serve everyone in Allegan county.

Last update: November 2011

 

Love, Inc

1106 Fulton, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Phone:  616-846-2701

Website:  http:www.loveinctricities.org

Hours:  9am-5pm Mon, Wed, Fri; 9am-8pm Thur; 9am-12pm Sat

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products

Items most needed:  Hearty Chunky Soups, Ramen Noodles, Mixed Soups, Pasta Sauce, Canned Pasta, Stuffing, Jams and Jellies, Mandarin Oranges, Chili, Tuna, Sloppy Joe Mix, Carrots, Tomatoes, Canned Beans - all kinds, Pineapple, Cereal, Staples, Dry or Canned Milk, Hash, Beef Stew, Boxes Pasta, Rice, Sides, Potatoes, Seasonings

Additional info:  We have two locations for the food pantries we run in cooperation with Love INC. One at St Patrick's - 920 Fulton Grand Haven and one at St Anthony 13421 Green St Grand Haven (this one is on Wednesdays from 9-5). Both locations consistently need the basic staples like paper products, canned fruits, mayo, tuna, meats, shampoo, laundry soap etc. We serve the greater community through referrals from Love INC. Taken from Love, Inc. website: Accountability: Those requesting financial assistance will be expected to do the following: 1. Provide complete and accurate information 2. Be willing to attend Budget Counseling 3. Follow through for financial assistance from referral agencies, bringing in documentation of the agency’s responses 4. Be working, attending school, volunteering or have proof of disability or other legitimate reason for not working 5. Have a willingness to cooperate and do everything possible to help themselves Christ-Centered Ministry” We at Love INC enjoy being part of helping the churches meet the basic needs of families in our community. Even more than that, we are grateful to have the opportunity to connect people with Christians who can in turn introduce them to Jesus Christ – who is the greatest gift of all. We hope and pray that the ministry of Love INC will give people a little glimpse of Jesus’ love so that they will truly want to know Him and will ultimately choose to receive Him as their Lord and Savior. We feel very blessed to join with the churches in this effort. To Jesus Christ be all the glory! How Love INC Helps: Love INC is not a “handout”. Our primary objective is always to assist people to move towards self-sufficiency where possible. We want to educate our clients about all they can do for themselves and all they can do with their lives in service to others, as well. We take this position for a number of reasons. First, we believe it supports the dignity of the person seeking help. Secondly, we believe it is irresponsible to perpetuate a cycle of helplessness. Thirdly, we believe it to be good stewardship. We want to ‘teach people to fish rather than give them the fish’. We want to be the bridge for people into both a better spiritual life and one of economic self-sufficiency.

Last update: November 2011

 

Mel Trotter

225 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616.454.8249

Website: http://www.meltrotter.org/

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products

Items most needed:  Diapers, shelf stable medications, sheets, towels, peanut butter, canned vegetables, and HBA items.

Additional info: Mel Trotter Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, education, biblical studies, computer-based learning, and work training and experience for men and women in need throughout our community. To help those with drug and alcohol addictions, we also offer a state-licensed substance abuse recovery program.

Last update: November 2011

 

Mission Around Ravenna in Service (MARS)

12348 Stafford St., Ravenna, MI 49451

Phone:  231-853-6688

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products

Items most needed:  Laundry soap, dish soap, mayo/miracle whip, peanut butter, jam/jelly, cereal, and instant oatmeal.

Additional info:  This food pantry serves families in Ravenna. They also, when possible, assist families with utilities and/or rent.

Last update: November 2011

 

Muskegon Rescue Mission

400 W Laketon Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441

Phone: 231.727.6085

Website: http://www.muskegonmission.org/index.html

Items they accept: Food, Health & Beauty Care Products

Items most needed: According to their website: Immediate needs: Diapers sizes newborn – 6, Formula - any kind, Personal hygiene products: wash cloths and bath towels, combs, brushes, and twin size fitted sheets. Food and bottled water.

Additional info: The Muskegon Rescue Mission has a food pantry to serve the Muskegon area.  They also have a woman's and children's shelter and a men's shelter.

Last update: November 2011

 

North Kent Community Services

10075 Northland Drive, NE , Rockford, MI 49341

Phone:  616-866-3478

Website:  http://www.nkcsc.com/

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Household Items

Items most needed:  Food

Additional info:  They are a wonderful organization who takes donations of clothing and food and furniture and are depended on by families in their area.

Last update: November 2011

 

Project Hope Food Pantry

1808 143rd Ave., PO Box 241, Dorr, MI 49323

Phone:  616-681-4673

Website:  http://projecthopedorr.blogspot.com/

Hours:  10am-5pm Mon-Fri

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Items most needed:  Varies by the week; usually posted on the sign out in front of the thrift store.

Additional info:  Project Hope serves primarily people in Allegan County and is in Dorr. Pantry provides groceries for those in need. Pantry serves 1,000 clients per month in the great Dorr area. Clients are welcome to receive groceries once every four weeks. If more food or services are needed, we help the client determine if their crisis is short term or long term and fashion our services to meet their needs. In addition to a food pantry, they also have a very nice thrift store.

Last update: November 2011

 

South Grandville Christian Reformed Church

4130 Wilson Ave., Grandville, MI 49418

Phone:  616-532-5413

Website:  www.southgrandvillechurch.org

Hours:  First Tuesday of the month

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Diapers

Additional info:  Our church sponsors a Baby Pantry on the first Tuesday of each month. Recipients must meet qualifications from a local agency. The pantry opens at 1:00pm but we often have mothers who arrive by bus and wait outside at 8AM! Along with gently used baby clothing, the diapers are so appreciated. We also collect hygiene items from donations, and try to give some special things to the mothers. They are so appreciative of all they receive.

Last update: November 2011

 

Sparta Baptist Church

38 S State St., Sparta, MI 49345

Phone:  616-887-8813

Website:  _____

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Additional info:  It's called God's Pantry. It's just to help out when people have unexpected circumstances. So they can get though the week or month

Last update: November 2011

 

St. Luke’s University Parish

6163 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

Phone:  616-895-2247

Website:  http://www.lukespot.com/

Hours:  3:30-5:30pm Thursdays

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Items most needed:  Food!

Additional info:  It is an outreach of a young parish in Allendale, serving anyone in need --students, unemployed, low income, seniors.

Last update: November 2011

 

Westminister Food Pantry

47 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:  616-456-6115

Website:  www.westminstergr.com

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products

Additional info:  Westminster Food Panty is linked to Westminster Presbyterian Church. They "seek to bring diversity into unity." helping the many poor hungry families of West Michigan

Last update: November 2011

 

 

White Cloud United Methodist Church Food Pantry

1125 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349

Phone:  231-689-5911

Website:  www.whitecloudumc.org

Hours:  10:00am-12:00 pm Mon-Thur

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products

Items most needed:  We are an emergency food pantry. We give the clients protein, vegetable, fruit, grain, and dairy non perishable items. We also try to give them some kind of frozen meet and dairy products.  

Additional info:  We are an emergency food pantry.  We serve low income people in Newaygo County. Depending on the number of people in the home, each family gets some protein, vegetable, fruit, and grain nonperishable items once a month.  The last couple of months the number of families we serve has increased. This increase has meant we need to stock the shelves more often. The contact person is Helen Reid. She is the person who purchase the food to be distributed. The food pantry is manned by volunteers.  

Last update: December 2011

 

White Lake Food Pantry/Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S Mears Ave., Whitehall, MI 49461

Phone:  231-893-5745

Website:  www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

Items they accept:  Food, Health & Beauty Care Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, Pet Products, clothing, small household items, mostly anything

Additional info:  People in the White Lake (Montague & Whitehall) and immediate surrounding areas. Usually vetted through Love INC (In the Name of Christ) but not always.

Last update: November 2011

 

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