Meijer’s Simply Give May 13 thru June 17

The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN)  has been selected to be the beneficiary of Meijer’s Simply Give program which runs May 13 through June 17.  Customers can purchase a $10 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Card and Meijer’s will convert this card into a $10 Meijer’s  food gift card which will be given to EFPN to help stock pantry shelves. In addition, Meijer’s Corporation will make a contribution to EFPN based on the number of gift cards purchased. These cards are available at the check-out registers at Meijer’s.  We encourage our supporters to purchase the donation card so that we can not only get the Meijer’s gift cards you purchase but also the additional contribution from the Meijer’s Corporation.  There will be a double match day on  Friday, June 1.  On this day a $10.00 donation will be worth $30.00 because the Meijer’s corporation will give an additional $20.00.  Pantry representatives use donations from this program to purchase food items that are not donated or available from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.   They especially like to use these gift cards to purchase ground beef which is often in short supply at our pantries.


Thrivent Choice®

ThrivantEFPN is now enrolled as a participating organization in Thrivent Choice. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible Thrivent Financial members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Eligible Thrivent Financial members can direct available Choice Dollars®  to EFPN at any time. To learn more about Thrivent Choice and direct Choice Dollars®to EFPN , visit choice or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

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)