When you give to The Pantry, you can rest assured that we have minimized our costs and put the needs of those who come through our doors for help before all else. It is no small thing that, over 99% of our budget that goes to food, programming and services. In fact, only .06% of all donations go towards staffing and operational costs; including rent, utilities, fleet and staffing. Among other things, our efficient use of limited resources is why MiBiz Magazine selected us as the 2015 recipient of the Best-Managed Nonprofit Award.
Would you like to see exactly how far your dollar can go when supporting the Pantry? Donate through The Pantry’s virtual store by filling your cart with the food items our families need. Our partnership with Feeding America West Michigan allows us to purchase products at discounted bulk rates, stretching your dollar further and feeding more families. A donation of $25 can feed an entire family for one week. A $1 donation provides 10 pounds of fresh apples to those in need.
SHOP THE VIRTUAL STORE
Please consider purchasing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share as a donation for families: $300 for a bi-weekly share or $500 for a weekly share. Another option called, ‘Share a Share’ involves buying a share, using a half the share for your home and donating the other half to the Pantry (pick up would be at The Pantry on Tuesday or Wednesday).
The Pantry needs your help to meet the rising costs of providing services. The best way to help is with a monthly donation. Join our monthly giving club. If you haven’t given via the on-line portal before, take a brief moment to fill out the First Time User info. After you have completed the registration form simply click on Scheduled Giving, enter when you would like the gift to be withdrawn and then give your card or checking information. Click Active Schedule and you’re done. It’s that easy!
A donation can be made, for any amount without having to create a log-in by following this link:
Make A One-Time Donation
Your donation check can be made out to The Pantry and mailed to us at p.o. box 8124, Kentwood, MI 49518.