Michigan Food Banks >> Grand Rapids Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Grand Rapids MI

Baxter Community Center Food & Clothing Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616.456.8593
Details: Open Monday through Friday 9:00 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 3:00 pm. In order to meet immediate needs of our community, the Marketplace provides emergency food assistance once a month and emergency clothing assistance twice a month to area residents. As immediate needs are met, long-term solutions that put people in emergency positions are sought through other services and programs provided by Baxter. By fulfilling basic needs, the Food and Clothing Pantry enables individuals and families to turn to other pressing concerns in their lives and begin to become self-sufficient. Food and clothing resources are provided by area organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Baxter’s Greenhouse also provides fresh produce to the pantry, allowing residents access to more nutritious food.
Downtown Food Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.717.5581
Details: The Downtown Food Pantry, a core mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church, provides an emergency supply of food and personal care items to people in need while also promoting self-sufficiency through referrals and education. The Downtown Food Pantry is open to all; the only requirement to participate is that you live in our pantry service area. The Pantry provides a 3–5 day supply of emergency food and personal care products to visitors, up to once every 30 days. Pantry staff and volunteers maintain a caring environment and respect the dignity of all people. We partner with the Kent County Health Department to provide food services to People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in a ten-county area of Western Michigan. Each month, we serve approximately 35 households struggling to live with HIV/AIDS in a confidential and caring manner with food bank services designed to meet their special dietary needs.
First Community AME Church Food Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616.459.0151
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God's Kitchen Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.454.4110
Details: A noontime hot meal is served daily at God's Kitchen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Nourishment and meal-time respite are available to anyone who visits the dining room. Guests are welcomed on a walk-in basis with no questions and no qualifiers. Serving time(s): Monday - Saturday 12:30-2:00PM, Sundays 2:30-4:00PM. Closed 1st Friday of each Month.
Mel Trotter Food Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.540.7566
Details: Mel Trotter’s client choice food pantry provides families with a variety of nutritious items to choose from to prepare their everyday meals. Guests are welcome to visit the Grand Rapids food bank once a month. The food pantry is open every Thursday, from 10 am – 1:45 pm. The entrance is at 47 Williams Street. First time guests: please bring an ID for everyone in the household and a recent piece of mail. Please bring coins for the parking meters (available on the streets surrounding Mel Trotter).
North End Community Ministry Food Pantry - Leonard Terrace
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616.454.1097
Details: Emergency Food Pantry (3-4 day supply). Grocery Store setting. Empowers clients to pick and choose a variety of foods they need and want for their families. Serves more than 750 families per month with food. Hours: Last Monday of the month 9AM-12N.
North End Community Ministry Food Pantry - Main Office
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616.454.1097
Details: Emergency Food Pantry (3-4 day supply). Grocery Store setting. Empowers clients to pick and choose a variety of foods they need and want for their families. Serves more than 750 families per month with food. Hours: Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday 9AM-1:00PM.
North West Food Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616.451.4036
Details: The North West Food Pantry strives to show the love of Christ to our neighbors on the North West side of Grand Rapids by supplying emergency food and support to all who are in need.
SECOM Client Choice Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616.452.7684
Details: SECOM is the key resource center for Southwest Kent County, serving parts of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, and Kentwood. SECOM is committed to the values of education, wellness, and empowerment. Client Choice means that pantry clients work with SECOM staff and volunteers to use My Plate, choosing foods from all the main food groups that best fit their family's needs. Pantry Hours of Operation: Monday: 9:30-11:45, 1-3:45; Tuesday: 9:30-11:45, 1-3:45; Wednesday: 9:30-11:45, 1-3:45; Friday: 9:30-11:45.
Streams of Hope Food Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
616.272.3634
Details: Interested in receiving food assistance from our client-choice store? We welcome visits from our Townline neighbors. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 6-8PM, Thursday 11AM-1PM.
The Other Way Ministries
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616.454.4011
Details: Serves 1,800 Westown families every year.
The Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
616.455.9411
Details: At The Pantry our vision is to provide holistic aid to our neighbors in need, supplying them with the food and personal care items that they desperately need now, as well as tools of empowerment, through education and one-on-one case management. Our goal is to equip our neighbors to transform their own lives – body, mind & soul – in the long-term. The Pantry started as a ministry of the John Knox Presbyterian Church in 1985 in response to growing community needs. As the Pantry continued to grow, we joined the Access Pantry Network in 1991 and finally incorporated as a separate 501c3 in 2014. One of the largest pantry in Kent County we cover a 45 square mile area in the southern portion of the county. From providing a couple days’ worth of groceries for 10 families a week, to providing a week’s worth of groceries for 185 families a week at present, we’ve expanded and continue to develop new programming to meet the growing needs of the community. We’ll serve anyone in need, regardless of your financial situation or geographic area the first time. Our usual visitors will be residents of southeast Kent County with incomes lower than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The Pantry is open: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday Evenings: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army Social Services of Kent County - Food Pantry
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.459.9468
Details: Our pantry has regularly scheduled hours Monday through Friday and serves the entire Kent County area. Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Friday: 9:00am- 12:00pm. Identification is required for all household members. Adults are required to have a photo ID. Social security cards, school IDs, medical cards, shot records, and birth certificates are valid for children. The Food Pantry is open designated hours each week and available to households across the county who are in need of emergency food to sustain themselves. The Pantry commits to securing as many fresh and healthy food items as possible in order to provide well-balanced orders of groceries that last 3 to 5 days.