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Free food banks, groceries and pantries Berrien County.

Food assistance programs are administered by several charities as well as churches in Berrien County. Low income families, or those in an emergency, can stop in at a food pantry near them for a box of free groceries. Learn about everything from where to get a free box of food or hot meal from a soup kitchen to applications for SNAP food stamps or WIC Vouchers. Find a free food pantry near you in Berrien County

Volunteers will try to provide assistance to anyone that needs it. They also have Meals on Wheels for seniors or the disabled, drive thru pantries and pet food too. The goal is to provide nutritional support to low-income families or people in a hardship. Look here for more hardship relief in Michigan.

What is more common to find in Berrien County is a place to get some fresh or canned groceries. For those that need a meal during Thanksgiving or Christmas, the food pantries also try to offer that service as well. Note the hours that each charity is open is limited, as is their service territory. But some of the non-profits may offer a Meals on Wheels service for senior citizens and the disabled.

Free food distribution programs in Berrien County

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Address is 140 Seneca Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022. Call (269) 926-8891
The free food pantry is by appointment only, and can be used every 30 days. Fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and other goods are provided.

St. Augustine Of Canterbury Episcopal Church
1753 Union Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Call (269) 925-2670
The needy from Benton Harbor can stop in. Clients include families in poverty and the unemployed. There is also a holiday meal service.

Iglesia Adventista del Septimo dia de Berrien Springs
Address: 210 W Ferry St, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Phone: (334) 590-9089
There are free groceries, cultural meals, bag lunches and other support. They also feed migrant workers in Berrien County, give out fresh produce, eggs, meats and more.




Woodland Shores Baptist Church
A food bank is at 3555 W Shawnee Rd, Bridgman, MI 49106. Main phone: (269) 465-4673

Catholic Community Center
Main address: 631 Pearl St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Call (269) 926-6424
Referrals are needed from the Foodlink service. Walk-ins are not accepted. The charity may also offer free Christmas meal or toys to Berrien County children. Or applications to SNAP food stamps are provided to the very low income.

Watervliet Free Methodist Church
Address is 7734 Paw Paw Avenue, Watervliet, MI 49098. Dial (269) 463-8280 for hours.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency
185 E Main St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Phone: (269) 925-9077
Qualified families can use the food bank. There may also be toilet paper, detergent, razors for shaving, laundry soap and free diapers for single moms. They also help Berrien County MI families apply for food stamps, WIC vouchers as well as other government benefits. Learn more on how to get help from Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.

Salvation Army Pantry - Benton Harbor Corps
Food bank address: 233 Michigan, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022. Call (269) 927-1353
Find hunger prevention services from the regional church. Everything from financial aid to Angel Tree applications are provided. There is also a low cost thrift store as well as food pantry. There are free Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food baskets for low-income families, single moms and the elderly.

  • There is another site too. The Niles Salvation Army Center location is 424 North 15th Street, Niles, MI 49120. Dial (269) 684-2660. Everything from free food to Meals on Wheels and emergency utility bill help is offered.

Neighbor To Neighbor
Location is 9147 US 31 North, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103. Phone: (269) 471-7411





Woodland Shores Baptist Church And Caring Cupboard Pantry
3555 Shawnee Road, Bridgman, MI 49106. Call (269) 465-4673
This is a year round as well as seasonal food pantry. Clothing, including for school, is combined with groceries or referrals to USDA programs. Seniors can also get priority.

St Joseph Catholic Church
Address: 157 Lucinda Ln, Watervliet, MI 49098. Telephone: (269) 463-5470
A free food helps feed low-income families. There are boxes of groceries, hygiene supplies such as soap or detergent and shelf stable food. Get dairy, baby formula, and holiday food baskets too.

Berrien Springs Methodist Church
Main address: 310 W Mars St, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Call (269) 471-7220

Additional free food assistance in Berrien County

There are additional food pantries in Berrien County that will be near you. Dial 616.784.3250 for referrals. Other agencies, both charitable and government run, operate too. Whether it is an application to the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Feeding America Western MI programs or free summer meals for kids, help is available.


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