Green Apple Initiative

The Pantry Has Purchased A New Home

The Pantry is launching The Green Apple Initiative to help purchase a new home and continue serving tens of thousands of neighbors in SE Kent County. For over 30 years, The Pantry has called John Knox Presbyterian Church home, but a recent sale of the building has pushed The Pantry to find a new home.

To continue serving its neighbors, The Pantry needs to raise $415,000. As of right now, donors have helped The Pantry raise over $404,000!  Good news! The Pantry is re-opened its doors on April 1st, 2019 at its new location- 4307 Kalamazoo Ave SE (formerly Russo’s Market).

Despite re-opening, The Pantry still needs $11,000 to finish final touches, purchase equipment, and sustain operations. The Green Apple Initiative will run until the $415,000 is raised, and The Pantry is over 97% of the way there!

The new owner of the John Knox Presbyterian Church informed The Pantry we had to be out of the building by September 30. Our last day providing services at JKPC was September 28.  Three neighboring pantries served our neighbors while we are renovating our new home, thank you Streams of Hope, Family Network of Wyoming, and UCOM!

Donate Today!

How Can You Help?

  • Volunteer to help with renovations.  If you are handy with tools, The Pantry would love your help with demolition, drywall installation, painting, or other projects!
  • Donate to The Green Apple Initiative to help raise the remaining money for renovations.
  • Spread the word!  Share this information with others you know who may be able to help.  This will plant a seed and grow and orchard of support for our neighbors!

Project Supporters!

Gold Apple Growers: $50,000 or more!

John Knox Presbyterian Church $135,000 (Name on classroom &  cooler)

Karen Kania & Peg McClure $50,000 (Named the kitchen: Salt of the Earth)

Don R. Kania & Renee L. Dubois $50,000 (Named the shopping area: Share the Bounty)

Silver Apple Growers: $20,000 or more!

George Guyott

Red Apple Growers: $10,000 or more!

Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall Foundation $13,200 (Name on freezer)

Jim Boldenow

Yellow Apple Growers: $5,000 or more!


Green Apple Growers: $1,000 or more!

Cris Hugmeyer

In Loving Memory of Paulette Jones

Hillside Church

Robert & Muirel Mersereau Fund

    Margaret Hagelsberg

    Tom & Mary Stuit

    Mike & Deb Door (Lettinga & Associates)    

    GRAR Rebar Event

                           John & Rita Kirkwood

           Tony Boonstra (Cabinets & Countertops Direct)

           Brookside Christian Reformed Church

   Rotary Club of Kentwood

           Knights of Columbus

           Robert Englin Foundation


           Kent Companies

           Dakota Guyott

   Ignacio Morin (Morin Brother’s Painting)

           Wyoming Community Foundation

           Jim & Lynne Skripka

   Joan DeVries

Donations Toward Purchase of the Building

Kara Tibbe, Toni TerMolen, Daniel Christian, Mike LaPenna, Michael Balsistis, Woman’s Life Chapter 881, Cheryl Ritsema, Brittany Gray, Karen Dimsdale, Jacob Delagandara, Polly Hewitt, Suki Brasser, Christy McKnight, Danielle Simmons, Cindy Penfold, Bob Navis, Karrie Brown, Lisa Smith, Dana Rose, Vince Westendorp, Darlene MacPhee, Shawn MacPhee, Diane Solomon, Kenny Jones, Anonymous, Housemaster Inspections, Diane Mahon, Jane Patera O’Meara & Sharon Bradt, Diane Joliffe, Sue Hood & Anne Vleck, Janis Petrini, Harold & Angie Mast, Elizabeth Peterson, Sara Homeyer, Elizabeth Weber, Cherie Elison, Richard & Patricia Hall, Lauren Guyott, Elaine Duemler, Kentwood Christian Church, James and Lori Swoboda, Loren VanWyck, Sandra Moore, Rapid Fire Protection, Soule Industrial Mechanical Contractors, Beverly Verburg, Cindy Garstka, Jeanne Engelhard, 

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