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"Hungry" is no way to spend childhood

Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

Here in Michigan, one out of six children face food insecurity.

The Salvation Army works to ensure that every member of our community has the food they need to thrive. If you face hunger, we want you to know that you are not alone.

How we help cure hunger

Emergency Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is here to serve any Muskegon County household experiencing a food emergency. The hours are as follows: Monday & Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm; Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. No appointment is needed, but a sign in sheet is provided for client convenience. Families experiencing a food emergency can access the pantry as emergencies arise between 1 and 12 times within a year based on income and circumstance. Budgeting classes are also offered to assist the client in stretching future resources and help maintain self-sustainability going forward.

How can you help?

We are able to purchase basic staples from the local food bank, but DONATIONS are always appreciated. ANY items you would use in your household, a family in need could use as well! If you or a group you are a part of would like to donate or host a Food Drive (or have any other questions) please contact our Food Pantry Coordinator Cloey Buzzell at 231-773-3284 ext. 102.

Items needed: 

Soups,
Stews, 
Chili's,
Canned pasta (Spagettios, Ravioli, etc.), 
Canned meats (chicken, tuna, etc.),
Canned Vegetables,
Fruit Jars/Cups,
Pudding, 
Jell-O,
Rice,
Noodle Mixes,
Pasta,
Pasta Sauces,
Instant potatoes,
Boxed dinners,
Ramen Noodles,
Peanut butter, 
Jams and Jellies
Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Ranch, Etc.,
Soup Crackers,
Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers,
Raisins,
Packaged Sliced Apples/Carrots,
Lunchables, 
Popcorn,
Nuts,

Cereal,
Oatmeal,
Granola Bars,
Baking Mix,
Poptarts
Juices and juice boxes,
Gatorade,
Vegetable Oils,
Shelf Stable Milk, and any other supplies to prepare items above. 

 

 

Proteins, fruits, vegetables and grains with low or no added sodium and sugar are especially important to those with nutritional deficient.

Personal needs:

Soap
Shampoo
Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
Deodorant
Feminine Products
Diapers and  Supplies
Laundry Soap
Dish Soap
Toilet Paper

*Some refrigerated storage space is available for meats, cheeses, butter, etc.  For food safety please contact the Pantry Coordinator to pre-arrange those donations.