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Jehovah Jireh Ministries of West Michigan - Food Pantry
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Details: As you might quickly surmise, JJMoWM began as a food ministry. From its small beginnings as an irregular distribution of surplus food from the home of Jim & Sharon Herrema, this ministry has grown to provide free food to around 200 families each week. Of those 200 families, about 175 will come to our ministry building; the other 25 will receive their food through families coming to the building. These people, who pick up food for others, serve to extend the hand of this ministry. The first time someone comes or calls, we sit down with them and gather enough information to know who they are, know what their needs are, and begin to know them as a Christian friend. We currently have two regular distribution times - Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 6 PM, and Saturdays from 8 Am to 1 PM. Emergency food pickups can be made on other days by special arrangement. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday are currently our intake / donation days. Each week an average of 45 volunteers help the Director and one part time employee take in, sort, process, and distribute the food, as well as care for the facility. Unlike most food pantries, the majority of our food is usually perishable items. Fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, frozen, and bakery items are the majority of a mix that is a little different each week, as the vast majority of our food is donated surplus food from wholesalers, grocery stores, truckers, and local farmers.