On June 21, thousands of people in more than 300 communities across the world will be volunteering through United Way to make their community a better place through a DAY OF ACTION.

Every year, across Southwest Michigan, food pantries see themselves fully stocked in the winter months and holiday season. However, when summer hits, food donations go down and their shelves are harder to keep stocked. This can leave low-income, hard working families with very few options. We are asking local businesses to help us stock the local food pantries with items (IN GROUPS OF 75) to help them through the summer months.  We will be collecting all the items on this day and we will have drop-off locations in St. Joseph, Niles and Cassopolis. 

We are embarking on our 75th anniversary serving southwest Michigan. This event is themed with our 75th in mind. Our participation in this global Day of Action will bring some much needed cheer to local families, and those in our community who serve them.

Thank you for all companies participating in this Day of Action!

 American Electric Power
 Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Honor Credit Union
Berrien RESA
Old National Bank
Kruggel Lawton CPA’s
County of Berrien
Berrien County Health Dept. 
Competitive Edge
Kemner Iott Benz
HUB International
Martin’s Supermarket St. Joseph
Martin’s Supermarket  Stevensville
Martin’s Supermarket Niles
Bud Distributing
1st Source Bank
Andrews University
Union Home Mortgage
Insurance Management Service
 Primar Petroleum Inc. 
Lake Michigan College
Lakeland Health
ServPro of Berrien County
The Renaissance Athletic Club
Rise n’ Shine Café 
Berrien County Cancer Service
 United Federal Credit Union
Teachers Credit Union
Teachers Credit Union Insurance Agency
Chemical Bank
Gast Manufacturing
The Herald Palladium
Lindberg MPH
United Way of Southwest Michigan

Local food pantries that will receive donations from Christmas in June:

Catholic Community Center, Benton Harbor
Salvation Army, Benton Harbor
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA), Benton Harbor
Emergency Shelter Services, Benton Harbor
St. Augustine of Canterbury, Benton Harbor
Neighbor to Neighbor, Berrien Springs
United Methodist Church, Berrien Springs
Salvation Army, Niles
Road to Hope, St. Joseph
Seventh Day Adventist, St. Joseph
Watervliet Free Methodist Church, Watervliet
Red Bud Ministry, Buchanan
Christian Service Center, Niles
Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry, Three Oaks
Faith Victory Church, Buchanan
1st Apostolic Church, Bridgman
Woodland Shores Baptist Church, Bridgman
Helping Hands of Cass County, Cassopolis
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dowagiac
Our Lady of the Lake, Edwardsburg
Marcellus United Methodist Church, Marcellus
First Christian Church (Feed My Sheep), Dowagiac