Current Status

*********OUR APOLOGIES——WE NOW HAVE A NEW PERMANENT PHONE NUMBER 616-300-5079.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVIENCE. 
 
It’s Meijer Simply Give time again!!!!!  We have Meijer on Alpine.  Simply Give runs now through Saturday, April 10.  With double match day being Saturday, April 3, where your $10 is turned into $30 on this day only.  You will find the displays at the checkouts.  Just take one of the cards, you can purchase in $10 increments using just one card, give it to the cashier stating how much you are donating, she will add it to your bill and you have now donated to the NW Food Pantry.  
 
We need to keep everyone safe and with the Covid numbers rising, our new way of serving our neighbors in need are as follows:

****IN ORDER TO BE SERVED, YOU MUST HAVE A MASK UP AND OVER YOUR NOSE AT ALL TIMES WHILE AT THE DOOR.   NO MASK, NO SERVICE*****

Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30-12:00.  Those who have appointments will be served first, starting at 9:00, so please be patient

Once you arrive, please call 616-300-5079 (OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER).  We will ask for your name, birthdate & phone number along with some other questions.  There is a menu hanging on the front door.  

You are welcome to wait in your car while you wait for your food order.  You can pull your car up to the front door and your food will be just inside for you to take on the table.  PLEASE hold up your driver’s license or Proof of Address, so we can verify who you are before handing you your food.  We are sorry, but our volunteers will not be able to load the food in your car for you.    Please be patient when you call.  If you receive a busy signal or no answer, please keep trying, as we only have one phone line.  We are doing the best we can to help you.

Here are some options for you so you don’t have to wait outside in the cold: 

Option #1—Call the food pantry at 616-300-5079 (OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER). from 12:30-2:00 and place your food order for the next pantry day and you will be given an appointment time for pick up.  By doing this, you will be able to pick everything on our menu.  Please click on the menu tab to review our menu before you call to speed the process over the phone.  

Option #2—You may print out or write down your order from our menu tab, and bring it to the food pantry to be filled on food pantry days.  Please put your name, address, phone number and birthdate on your paper.

Option #3—Call us before you leave your house and we can have an order ready in about 20 minutes for you to pick up.  You can do this on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-11:30.  You will not be able to pick from the full menu.

If you do not have a phone – no worries, just ring the doorbell and someone will be up as soon as possible to get your information.

We are currently allowing our clients, only serving the NW side, to come once a week as long as you are not going to another food pantry.  If you go to another food pantry, you will not be allowed to come once a week.

Please be patient with us as we smooth out the wrinkles

We apologize, but we do not have anyone who speaks Spanish

WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE BE PATIENT, AS WE WILL GET TO YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN, THANK YOU

We are still collecting D & W, Family Fare & Forest Hills Foods receipts.  For every $150,000 collected in receipts, our food pantry gets $1,000. 

PLEASE be healthy and safe out there. PLEASE wear a mask up and over your nose and keep the 6 foot social distance.