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Free food pantries, groceries and meals in Calhoun County Michigan.

Both emergency assistance as well as referrals may be offered from food pantries in Calhoun County. While the most common request for help is for either free or low cost food, the centers may offer other, non-monetary support as well. That will generally be everything from clothing for work or school to holiday meals and Christmas presents. Or get free personal hygiene supplies, holiday meals, and other items today from a food pantry near you (listed below). Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

A pantry will usually address a crisis. At the same time the staff will direct the family to longer term support, which may be applications to SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers. Other social services will be for parents, such as providing them baby formula or diapers, and senior citizens including meals on wheels.

Even less common will be more direct financial aid. But that is an option too. If a food bank is not near where a family lives, then other referrals may be available in Calhoun County.

Free Way Church
Address is 28900 B Drive North
Albion, Michigan 49224
Call (517) 798-0571 or (517) 629-9132
Emergency food is offered. Seniors and the disabled in Calhoun County can have a meal or bag of groceries delivered to them.

New Hope Worship Center Church
13600 28 Mile Road
Albion, Michigan 49224
Phone - (517) 629-4862
Volunteers from the pantry pass out food on a first come first served basis. Clients include the working poor, disabled, families with children, and unemployed.

Athens Christian Center
128 East Church Street
Athens, Michigan 49011
(269) 729-5685
Clothing, a blanket for the homeless, and Christmas meals are all served from the food pantry.




First Congregational United Church Of Christ
Pantry address is 203 West Burr Oak
Athens, Michigan 49011
An appointment is needed (269) 729-4731

Andrus Street Church Of God
765 Andrus
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 963-4294
An emergency pantry and soup kitchen are on site.

Battle Creek First Church Of The Nazarene
12866 Beadle Lake Road
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014
Phone - (269) 979-4565
The food bank is part of the His Hand Compassionate Ministry Center.

Dexter Lake Sparrow's Nest
1555 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Telephone number is (269) 968-8026
Non-perishable boxes of groceries, rice, soup, and more are available.

Overflow Church
3515 W Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Everything from free emergency boxes of food to infant formula, diary, and holiday meals boxes are passed out in Calhoun County.

Franklin Neighborhood Food Pantry
111 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014

Neighborhood Food Pantry Ministries - Lakeview Neighborhood
Seven South 20th Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015
The pantry has season aid. Referrals may also be given to programs such as SNAP food stamps or low income housing services in Calhoun County.





Neighborhood Ministries - Love Thy Neighbor
Address: 1391 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49015
Call (269) 719-2422

Mount Zion Neighborhood Food Pantry
Location is 364 West Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037

Crossroads Church And Ministries - Marshall Area Community Services
Address is 111 N. Jefferson Street
Marshall, MI 49068
(269) 781-2954
Programs include funds for utilities, medications, food, clothing, and more.

Neighborhood Ministries - Northeast Neighborhood Food Pantry
342 Capital Avenue Northeast
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
(269) 969-2451
An emergency food pantry can help the less fortunate. Boxes of rice, peanut butter, soup, and more is provided. There may also be seasonal and holiday assistance from the Calhoun County non-profit.

Salvation Army - Calhoun County
Address is 400 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 966-4162
The food bank can be used one per month, and clients given 5 days of groceries. The agency may also have financial aid for heating bills or shelter for the homeless. A meals on wheels service is run by volunteers, and there is also the Angel Tree Christmas gift program for children.

Tri-county Labor Agency Food Bank Bctgm Local 3G
120 North Raymond Road
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014
(269) 962-2185
A coordinator passes out fruits, milk, baby supplies, and free food to the needy.

Neighborhood Food Pantry Ministries - Urbandale Neighborhood Food Pantry
Main address is 3515 West Michigan Avenue
Springfield, Michigan 49037
The team can also help the family determine if they are eligible for food stamps..

Ceresco Baptist Church
230 Marshall Street
Ceresco, MI 49033
Call (269) 964-9669







Newton United Methodist Church
8804 F Drive South
Ceresco, MI 49033
(269) 979-2779
Donations are used to provide food to the poor and low income.

Homer Caring And Sharing
102 West Main
Homer, MI 49245
(517) 568-7336
Food is only for people and children in the Homer School District. There may also be snacks given to them over the summer.

Crossroads Church And Ministries
717 US Highway 27 North
Marshall, MI 49068
(269) 781-9094

Additional free food programs in Calhoun County near you

For more information, or referrals, dial 517.853.7800. Learn about USDA Commodities, pantries for fresh fruit, the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program and more. There are also soup kitchens as well as other emergency food pantries in Calhoun County for the very low income.


By Jon McNamara














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