April 1, 2019

Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation…the Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative (a program of the Allegan County Community Foundation) is excited to kick off our 4th annual Cereal Drive!

The drive runs from April 1 – April 30, 2019. Our goal is 30,000 boxes! April sets the stage for the members of the Collaborative to offer cereal when school lets out for summer break. For families whose children receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch, summertime can be especially difficult with increased food costs. The goal of the drive is to provide one box, per child, per week for the summer months for those children whose families visit food pantries in Allegan County. Nearly 6,000 people are served by the sixteen-member pantries of the ACFPC – 3,000 of whom are children.

Our 16-member pantries: Allegan United Methodist Church, Christ Community Church, Allegan County Food Pantry, Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church, Hungry for Christ, Christian Neighbors Plainwell, St. Margaret – St. Vincent DePaul, Martin United Methodist Church, Christian Neighbors Douglas, Ladders of Hope, Love, Inc. Pullman, Hopkins United Methodist Church, Christian Neighbors Wayland, Project Hope and Epiphany Lutheran Church.

Where can you drop off cereal? COLLECTION SITES: ALLEGAN:Allegan Village Market, Huntington National Bank, Allegan General Hospital, Allegan Credit Union, AAESA Administration Building, Allegan County Community Foundation, Wings Of Hope Hospice, Dollar General, Allegan True Value, Family Farm & Home, Family Dollar, Rivertown Gym & Fitness, State Farm – Dan Chilla, The Bridge Church, Allegan County Sherriff’s Dept., Tantrick Brewing BURNIPS: Burnips UMC, Burnips Library DORR: Moose Lodge, 5 Lakes Brewery, Dick’s Market, Dorr Twp Hall, Dorr Library FENNVILLE: Wagoners Food Store, Fennville Area Fire Dept, Fennville Medical Center, Forever Curious Childrens Museum, Family Dollar HAMILTON: Dollar General, Diamond Springs Church, Hamilton Food Center HOPKINS: Hopkins United Methodist Church MARTIN: JC Wheeler Public Library, Dollar General, East Martin Reformed Church, Martin Reformed Church MOLINE: Moline Christian Reformed Church OTSEGO: Mezzo Coffee, St Margaret’s Catholic Church, B & C Trophy PLAINWELL: McPhersons Plastics, Dollar General, Plainwell Harding’s Market, Four Roses Café, Repz Gym, Dance Kraze PULLMAN: The Linking Center SAUGATUCK/DOUGLAS: Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Coldwell Banker Douglas, Lake Vista Super Valu, Christian Neighbors, Douglas Congregational United Church, Saugatuck Brewing Co. WAYLAND: Windsor Woods Village, Wayland Harding’s Market. Be sure to check our website www.alleganfoundation.org, Facebook page and our April e-newsletter for updates.