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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 100) to help them through the summer months.  We will be collecting all the items on June 20 and June 21 and we will have drop-off locations at:

Upton Middle School, 800 Maiden Ln. St. Joseph, MI 49085

Buchanan Middle School Cafeteria, 610 W 4th St. Buchanan, MI 49107

Brookside Learning Center, 61662 Dailey Rd, Cassopolis, MI 49031

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.

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

Benton Harbor Street Ministry, 200 East Empire Ave., Benton Harbor

Catholic Community Center, 631 Pearl St., Benton Harbor

Child & Family Services/Harbor House, 2450 M-139 #A, Benton Harbor

Child & Family Services/Safe Shelter, 2450 M-139 #A, Benton Harbor

Emergency Shelter Services, 645 Pipestone St., Benton Harbor

Fairplain Presbyterian Church, 210 West Napier Ave., Benton Harbor

Community Food Network, 990 N. Euclid, Benton Harbor

First Presbyterian Church, 475 Green Ave., Benton Harbor

Seventh Day Adventist, 140 Seneca Rd., Benton Harbor

SMCAA, 331 Miller, Benton Harbor

St. Augustine of Canterbury, 1753 Union Ave., Benton Harbor

The Salvation Army - BH, 233 Michigan St., Benton Harbor

Neighbor to Neighbor, 9267 Old US-31, Berrien Springs

United Methodist Church, 310 W Mars St., Berrien Springs

Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 W Shawnee Rd., Bridgman

Faith Victory Church, 13369 Main St., Buchanan

Red Bud Ministry, 708 Red Bud Trail, Buchanan

Helping Hands of Cass County, 130 S Broadway St. Cassopolis

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 306 Courtland St., Cassopolis

Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 South Church St., Coloma

Action Ministries, 301 Main St., Dowagiac

First Christian Church, 201 Oak St., Dowagiac

Our Lady of the Lake, 24832 US-12, Edwardsburg

Marcellus United Methodist Church, 197 W Main St., Marcellus

Christian Service Center, 322 Clay St., Niles

First Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Fourth St., Niles

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 528 Ferry St., Niles

Salvation Army - Niles, 424 N 15th St., Niles

First Apostolic Church, 10914 California Rd., Sawyer

Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Rd., St. Joseph

Road to Hope, 3800 Niles Rd., St. Joseph

Seventh Day Adventist, 1201 Maiden Ln., St. Joseph

Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry, 301 N Elm St., Three Oaks

Watervliet Free Methodist Church, 7734 Paw Paw Ave., Watervliet


Thank you to all companies that participated in this Day of Action in 2017!

 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