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Midland County EFPN
P.O. Box 2521
Midland, MI 48641-2521

  • September 17:
    - West Midland Family Center, 4011 W Isabella Rd
    Registration begins at 8:30 am

  • October 9:
    - United Steelworkers Hall, 3510 James Savage Rd
    Registration begins at 12:00 pm




If you need food, cleaning, or personal needs supplies please contact:

486-9393
and press 0

If you have questions regarding EFPN, please Email us or call (989) 486-9393

EFPN would like to thank the following business and organizations for recently holding food and fund raisers to help our organization.

Northwind Forest Apartments

Meijer’s Simply Give

Chestnut Hill 3rd Grade

Edward Jones

LaLonde’s Market

Chemical Bank

Midland 100 Club

Midland Cogeneration

Dow High Music Parents

Midland High National Honor Society

Kroger’s Reward Program


It is Back to School Time and EFPN Helps Low Income College Students

One of the programs of the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is the student assistance program which helps low income college students monthly with food. Often these students are single parents returning to school in order to get a better job in the future. Students must provide proof that they are a student. EFPN wants them to focus on getting their education without having to worry about having enough money for food. EFPN had around 28 students per month for the 2013-2014 school year.

EFPN Partners with Habitat for Humanity

EFPN recently helped Habitat for Humanity welcome a family into their new home. An EFPN representative provided a basket and box of food to the new homeowners. EFPN wants to help this family make their house a home by having food to share with family and friends


Community Garden at Holy Family Episcopal Church

It is harvest time at the Community Garden at Holy Family Episcopal Church at 4611 Swede Ave. The produce is being given to EFPN to distribute to their clients. We are very grateful to Holy Family Church for undertaking this major project for a second year. The size of the garden was doubled from last year. They welcome all volunteers, individuals or groups. This garden is well-suited to groups who need volunteer hours, such as Boy and Girl Scout troops. Check the church’s website for updates on this project and to volunteer to work in the garden. http://www.holyfamily-episcopalchurch.org/


Senior Hunger

It could be happening to an important person in your life and you may not even know it. Grandmothers choosing between their medication or buying groceries. Grandfathers passing up meals to pay the mortgage. Senior hunger is a serious problem, but often hidden. During the winter months, EFPN provides extra assistance to seniors referred to us by DHS so they don’t have to choose between food and medication or higher utility bills. Often the food is delivered directly to the senior recipients. EFPN also provides gift certificates for nutritional supplements like Ensure for low income elderly clients.

Take the short quiz below to see if you are aware of senior hunger. This quiz is sponsored by Feeding America. There is sometime a problem with getting to the answer page depending on the browser you are using. You can get to the answer page by submitting the answers twice or you can click on the second link below to see the answers.

Senior Hunger

Senior Hunger Quiz Answers


EFPN Receives Beacon of Light Award from the Food Bank of Council of Michigan

EFPN was awarded the Beacon of Light Award at the conclusion of the Harvest Gathering of the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) in recognition of our leadership in establishing new programs and our outstanding delivery of food to those in need in Midland County. The food gathering was begun nearly 20 years ago by Midland's own Bill and Cynthia Schuette in an effort to raise both funds and food to support the 13 regional food banks throughout Michigan. The FBCM is comprised of member regional food banks. The regional food banks, along with their subsidiary distribution organizations and branch warehouses, safely store and provide millions of pounds of surplus vegetables, fruits, and other grocery items to more than 2500 local agencies serving each of the 83 counties in Michigan. These products are made available to the agencies at a low cost (about 10 cents per pound for goods with an average retail of about $2.00 per pound). Types of agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, hospices, domestic violence shelters, head-start programs, afterschool programs, half-way houses, and group homes for the mentally ill. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is the regional food bank used by EFPN This award is a testimony to more than 700 EFPN volunteers who move the food through the pantry, food bank, or backpack buddy program to those in need. Everyone,including our nearly 1000 donors, should be proud of this award!

Help EFPN Feed the Hungry by Shopping At Kroger

EFPN is now a part of the Kroger’s Community Rewards program. Choose EFPN when you register your Kroger Card and you will be donating to EFPN every time you shop with no additional cost to you. Kroger will donate a percentage of your qualifying purchases back to EFPN.

Supporters can earn rewards for EFPN on almost everything every time you shop! However, there are specific purchases that cannot be included: alcohol, tobacco, government-assisted pharmacy expenses, postage stamps, Kroger gift cards and Green Dot Prepaid Cards, gift certificates, bottle deposits, lottery and promotional tickets, fuel, fuel center purchases, office services and Sales Tax. Eligible pharmacy purchases include out of pocket co-pays for non-government-assisted pharmacy programs.

You need to register your Kroger card every year. Your card enrollment expires every April 30.

The EFPN Kroger Non Profit Organization Number is 91387

For information on how to register your Kroger card to support EFPN, see “How you can help” on the EFPN website.

Sign-up requires access to the Internet. If you do not have Internet access, contact us at 486-9393 and we can sign up your card.
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