Eat at Panda Express and Support EFPN on December 8

The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is partnering with Panda Express, located at Eastman and Cinema Dr,  to raise funds for our organization. On Sunday December 8, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, 50% of event sales will be give to EFPN. Please come and enjoy a meal from Panda Express while supporting EFPN.  Participants must present  a flyer, either in hard copy or in digital form in order for the monetary donation to go to EFPN. If you order online, please use code 308010 in the promo code box.  Thank you for supporting EFPN.

View and print the flyer below to share with friends!

Panda Express-community-flyer-for EFPN

Men of Music Holiday Concert Supports EFPN

The Men of Music, led by Grace Marra, will hold their Christmas concert on Sunday, December 8 at the First United Methodist Church, 315 W Larkin St., Midland, at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. There is no admission charge.  A free will donation will be collected with a percentage of the proceeds going to support EFPN. Please come and enjoy the music while supporting those in need.

Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk Supports EFPN

The Midland Downtown Development Authority and the  Greater Midland Community Center  are  hosting the Jingle Bell Fun Run on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 pm at the corner of Main and Ashman.  All  including strollers and leashed furry friends, are welcome to come dressed in their festive holiday gear.   The  H Hotel is providing free hot chocolate.  Nonperishable food items will be collected to help stock the shelves of our pantries. Registration is required.  Check www.midlanddowntown.com for details. Please remember those in need by bringing  a donation and enjoy a fun family event in downtown Midland. 

Little by Little Becomes a LOT…..Tanzanian Proverb

The EFPN warehouse was emptied of all food during our recent renovation. We are now in great need to stock the warehouse. Our eight pantries use this donated food to help stock their shelves.  We also use the warehouse donations for stocking the pantries at Windover High School and the Academic and Career Education Academy. We pack boxes for our partnership with Home to Stay from the warehouse items.  As Home to Stay settles their clients into their new housing, they are provided a box of food to start  them in their new home. EFPN is also experiencing an increase of people coming to our pantries.  Please consider collecting food for the warehouse or for any of our pantries.  Below is a listing of pantries and our warehouse. Monetary donations are also welcome. We buy food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan at reduced costs. We also use monetary donations to fund our BackPack Buddies Program and our Nutritional Supplement Program.  For the 2019-2020 school year we have 819 children enrolled. This represents a 14% increase over the last school year.  Every donation counts, no matter how large or small. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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: 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: sponsored by St. 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

Any Food, Personal Care and Cleaning Supplies are welcome. Here are some ideas:

  • 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

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

 

Troop 50574          50574-1 (1)