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ALLEGAN COUNTY FOOD PANTRY COLLABORATIVE

ACFPC Brochure Available Here

In 2009 the Allegan County Community Foundation convened the food pantries throughout the county. The economy was reeling from the housing crisis and the pantries were seeing more than twice the clients they were accustomed to. Yet, funding and food resources didn’t improve. In order to address hunger in Allegan County, we would have to work together. 
 
In 2015, we have a membership of 17 pantries that serve all corners of the Allegan County. The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative (ACFPC) has been in existence for five years and we have seen a tremendous impact on the member pantries and their clients. Quarterly meetings afford the members the opportunity to network, share resources, hear presentations from the very service organizations they are referring their clients to and learn from the experiences of each other.
 
As the Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative steps up efforts to increase the monetary and financial resources for the member pantries, we are reaching out to develop partnerships for our Community Giving Program. Before we went to the public to ask for help, we had to find out what the public knows about food insecurity in Allegan County. Our findings were very enlightening.

The recent poll conducted by the ACFPC brought to light the misconceptions that surround hunger concerns in Allegan County. Highlights of the poll: the majority of those polled are aware of only one pantry in Allegan County --- when there are actually more than 25; the average estimate for how many people county-wide receive food from a pantry each month was 3,000 ---- the actual number exceeds 11,600; many thought the government provided food or financial resources to local pantries --- none of the seventeen pantry members of the ACFPC receive food or money from federal or state resources. These findings are important as the ACFPC steps up efforts to include corporations, small businesses and individuals in our campaign to increase the food resources available for our pantries. Until we can increase the available food and monetary resources, our seventeen member pantries will continue to spend upwards of $250,000 per year on food and supplies to supplement the donations they receive. 

 
If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a Community Giving Partner, please contact Tracey Robrahn@acfpcresourcecoordinator@gmail.com. 
 
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE ACFPC FUND. 

 

 

 

     

 

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