Meijer’s Simply Give Program

Between Sunday August 18 and Saturday September 28 stop by Meijer and purchase a $10.00 Simply Give gift card. In the Simply Give Campaign, Meijer will contribute additional funds in addition to your $10.00 purchase.  All your donations and the Meijer additional funds will be given to the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network so we can buy items that we do not have donated or have in short supply. The Simply Give donation cards can be found near the checkout lanes at our local Meijer.

Friday, August 30 and Friday, September 13 will be Double Match Days. On these days, for every $10.00 donation, Meijer will give an additional $20.00. Your $10.00 donation becomes $30.00 for EFPN.

Thank you for supporting this event.

“You never imagine how much one meal matters until you’re the one who needs it.”

What Summer Slow-Down?

Summer time is time to slow down- the hectic pace of the school year takes a pause. We want to enjoy the summer weather and events.  However at the food pantries requests continue to come in.  Children are home for lunch, putting extra strain on the family’s food budget.  We hope that you will continue to support our organization with donations of food, money and volunteer time during these days of summer.  Food requests do not take a break for those in need. If you know of anyone in need of food, please have them call 211 or 989-486-9393. 

Kid Friendly Foods-Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cereal,  Soup, Pasta & Pasta Sauce, Canned Meals, Canned Fruit, Granola Bars, Pancake Mix & Syrup, Hamburger Helper, Tuna

Baking Items-Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

Beverages-Coffee, Juice

Personal Care-Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo

Cleaning Supplies: Laundry & Dish Detergent

Other: Ketchup, Mustard, Salt, Pepper, Cooking Oil, Miracle Whip, Mayonnaise

Monetary Donations: To purchase items at reduced costs from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and provide funds for our other programs:  Summer BackPack Buddies, Mobile Pantries and Nutritional Supplement Program

Donations can be brought to any of our eight pantries or warehouse.  Please call before delivering food & supplies to pantries to make sure someone is there to meet you.

Bullock Creek Outreach Pantry:  Messiah Lutheran Church, 1550 S. Poseyville Rd., 835-7143

Coleman Railway Family Center: 4839 N. Coleman Schools Drive,  465-2079

EFPN Warehouse (after mid-July): 503 S. Saginaw Rd., 486-9393

HELP Pantry:  Memorial Presbyterian Church,1310 Ashman St.,  835-6759

North Midland Family Center Pantry:  2601 E. Shearer Rd. • 689-7770

SAMS Food Pantry (after mid-July): hosted bySt. John’s Episcopal Church at 503 S. Saginaw Rd., 631-2260

Sanford Food Pantry: Sanford United Methodist Church, 2560 N. West River Rd., 687-5353

Wheeler Road Church of Christ Pantry: 1123 E. Wheeler Rd., 835-8559

West Midland Family Center Pantry:  4011 W. Isabella Rd., 832-3256

 

EFPN Received Visits from Girl Scout Troops

Two girl scout troops came to the EFPN offices to learn about EFPN.  Girls Scout Troop 50721  brought boxes of girl scout cookies. The girls counted the boxes in and  put them on the shelves in our warehouse. Our pantry coordinators took the boxes from our warehouse for their pantry shelves. The cookies were a special treat for our clients. The girls also counted a food donation that had come in and shelved the items. Girl Scout Troop 50574 brought items for birthday kits.  They had a tour of the SAMS pantry, one of our eight pantries.  They were given the task of selecting a weeks worth of food for a two person family.  We want to thank these troops for supporting EFPN and their willingness to learn about our organization.  We also want to thank their leaders and their parents for teaching them to be concerned for those in need.

Troop 50721          50721-4

 

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