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Hungry is no way to spend a childhood Image

Hungry is no way to spend a 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.

The Salvation Army, Traverse City provides food, nutrition, and fellowship to area individuals and families experiencing hunger through the Community Meal program, Free Food Market, and Food Pantry at the Community Center at 1239 Barlow Street.

Community Meal Program

Sal's Kitchen is located at our Community Center and provides healthy, nutritious meals at lunch every Monday and  Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. Community Meals are served To-Go from the Emergency Disaster Services Canteen in the parking lot. 

Food Pantry and Free food market  

The Food Pantry is now open for walk-in assistance with emergency food baskets on Monday and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM and 1-3 PM. 

Our Community Food Shelf provides fresh perishable food and other food items on Monday and Wednesday from noon - 1 pm in the gym of the Community Center at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. for all in need. Food is based on available food donations. *Masks may be required. We may limit the number of people in the building at any time.  

Help Make a Difference

We have a critical ongoing need for the following items.

  • Canned meat/tuna/chicken
  • Pasta and pasta sauce 
  • Soups and stews
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned and dried fruit 
  • Fruit snacks
  • Baby food and formula
  • Basic hygiene items are always gratefully accepted as well

Food donations and financial support are accepted Monday - Friday, 9 - 4pm at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow Street, Traverse City. You can also conveniently donate online by clicking here.