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Muskegon County food pantries.

Various forms of assistance are provided from food pantries across Muskegon County. Whether it is a church run facility or a center that is located at a local non-profit, volunteers work at many of these centers. The provide either direct aid, such as free groceries or a hot meal, or also offer referrals to public benefits, including WIC vouchers.

Many food banks in Muskegon Michigan provide seasonal services or offer clients some form of other support. The details will vary by center and even time of the year. But what an income qualified family may find can include free Christmas meals, applications to SNAP food stamps, and other non-monetary support. That may be hygiene items or even clothing or gifts for children.

Another focus is on served those that would be most at a health or safety risk without adequate food. While a determination of those clients will also be made by each agency, there tend to be special programs for senior citizens or the homebound, such as Meals on Wheels. There are also free summer snacks for children, or maybe baby formula for low income parents. So various resources are run.

Holton Community Center
Address is 8503 B Holton Road
Holton, Michigan 49425
Phone - (231) 821-0000
Both free food and gently used clothing are offered from the non-profit pantry. Fresh perishable items, canned goods, and back to school uniforms and supplies are a few examples of the items offered.

Catholic Charities West Michigan - Muskegon
1095 Third Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 726-4735
Everything from shelter to financial aid is offered from the churches. Case managers can also direct families to food stamps or WIC vouchers as well.

Muskegon Rescue Mission
400 West Laketon Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 727-6085
Following a chapel service, the faith based charity provides food to the hungry, shelter for men, personal hygiene items, and more.




Salvation Army Services
Location is 1221 Shonat Street
Muskegon, MI 49442
Telephone: (231) 773-3284
The pantry and soup kitchen will offer food in a crisis at most once per month. Other programs in Muskegon County include Christmas meals and toys, grants for rent, vouchers for gasoline, and applications to USDA food stamps.

West Michigan Veterans
165 East Apple Avenue Suite 201, Building F
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-714
The food bank is only for veterans and families.

Hope Lighthouse Church - Fire Escape Cafe
Address - 2731 Peck Street
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
For hours, dial (231) 737-4673

Mission For Area People
Main address is 2500 Jefferson Street
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
(231) 733-9672
The food pantry has groceries, personal hygiene items and other goods. There may be free baby formula, food, furniture, and diapers to assist families in short term emergency situations. There is also a meals on wheels service and special foods for individuals with hypertension or diabetes.

Shiloh Tabernacle
460 East Tyler Road
North Muskegon, Michigan 49445
(231) 766-2776




Lebanon Lutheran Church
1101 South Mears Avenue
Whitehall, Michigan 49461
Call (231) 893-5745 for information.
The items from the pantry range from milk to cheese and USDA approved commodities. A free breakfast is also served to families in poverty.

Dial 616.784.3250 for referrals to other pantries. Or clients can learn about USDA Commodities, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, WIC vouchers, or the back back weekend meal program for low income children.


By Jon McNamara

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