The Pantry is open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am- 1:45 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm- 7:45 pm
4307 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Would you like to see exactly how far your dollar can 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. A donation of $3.84 provides a case of 24 cans of vegetables.
I went grocery shopping recently and when I came home had to figure out where to put everything I had bought. All of the fresh produce had to fit in the fridge, along with the yogurt, cheese, milk, and other cold foods. The freezer had to be rearranged to hold the chicken, frozen veggies, and such. All of the canned and boxed food had to be organized in my pantry. I have a small kitchen with limited storage space and I have to think ahead when shopping about where to put everything when I get home.
While I was putting everything away I was thinking about our new home at The Pantry. It is sort of like my small kitchen. We have less space now than we used to, by almost 7,000 square feet, so our focus on having healthier items for our neighbors just got even more important. If we have even less room on our shelves and in our warehouse, we have to make sure that what we do keep on hand is the most nutritious options for those who will be coming to receive it. Read full post