There are several food pantries that operate in Allegan and Van Buren County. Many of the leading non-profit organizations are below. Everything from groceries to clothing or holiday meals may be offered. Also, the staff will offer referrals to alternate locations if one is not near where the family lives.
Each of the food banks are open limited hours. The assistance available at each site will vary, but it ranges from food for everyday needs to more seasonal supplies. This means that locations in Allegan County may offer help in the form of Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. Or students may receive a summer snack.
In addition, case managers will also have applications to government benefits. This may be SNAP food stamps or items such as WIC vouchers. The goal is to offer USDA approved foods to the working poor in the area.
Allegan County Central Food Pantry
Location of the pantry - 323 Water Street
Allegan, Michigan 49010
Main phone - (269) 673-5472
The center offers emergency food or groceries as well as applications to SNAP food stamps.
First Baptist Church - Love Inc Of Northwest Allegan County
Address is 1290 32nd Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone - (269) 751-2533
A free food bank is available from this charity. There is canned fruit and vegetables, frozen meat, dry goods, soups, juices, eggs, snack foods, condiments and much more. The assistance is available in Allegan County using the U.S. Health Department's recommendations as a guide to provide families with nutritionally balanced meals.
221 Drew Street
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
This is a client choice food pantry. The center may also have clothing as well as Christmas or Thanksgiving meals.
Hartford United Methodist Church
Address is 425 East Main Street
Hartford, MI 49057
Telephone - (269) 621-4103
Project Hope Of North East Allegan County
1808 143rd Avenue
Dorr, MI 49323
Emergency food for up to 3 days may be provided to low income families and the working poor in the Allegan region. There is also canned goods, paper items, and more.
Allegan County Resource Development
Main address: 323 Water St
Everything from surplus commodities to public aid is offered.
Decatur Human Services
Address is 102 South Phelps Street
Decatur, Michigan 49045
Dial (269) 423-6474
A community program offers free food and groceries those in need.
Martin Area Resource Center
1445 South 10th Street
Martin, MI 49070
A pantry has monthly and emergency food. There is also household goods, personal hygiene goods, and even school supplies to families in need.
Gobles-Kendall Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry of Van Buren County
Address: 210 East Exchange Street
Gobles, MI 49055
For information, dial (269) 628-4882
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency - Van Buren Office
Address is 57150 CR 681
Hartford, MI 49057
Applications to financial aid for bills or medical needs, SNAP food stamps, and more is available. The non-profit offers government aid and grants too.
282 12th Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
Love Inc Of Northwest Allegan County Pullman Office
943 56th Street
Pullman, Michigan 49450
Telephone - (269) 236-6295
Referrals are available to financial aid programs, housing, and more. The faith based charity also has a food bank for families in poverty as well as clothing, baby supplies/diapers, and more.
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