Free Food Pantry
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Cadillac, Feeding America, and the many generous local donors, the Cadillac Area Community Foundation administered the Free Food Pantry from September 2009 through May 2018.
Twice a month trucks of food from Feeding America were brought to our area at a cost of $825 per truck. The funds were generously donated by area businesses and citizens, and the fee covered the cost of the truck, gas, and driver. Each truck carried 10,000 lbs of fresh foods; enough food to supply up to 200 families with up to 50 lbs of fresh foods.
We appreciate the many area adults and youth, regardless of weather, donated their time to do everything from unloading the truck of bulk food items (packages weighing up to 70 lbs!), signing in recipients, breaking down the bulk foods into manageable packages, helping people get the food to their cars, and cleaning up afterward.
Regrettably, this Program will be ending after the May 17th distribution due to the loss of location. The Foundation has searched for a new location since receiving the news, but It was a difficult search for a building in the Cadillac area to use at no charge, twice a month, with parking for over 100 vehicles, electricity, heat, a loading dock, and no stairs (must be ADA compliant).. The search for a new location proved to be unsuccessful.
We encourage those interested in helping to prevent food insufficiency for community members to donate to our local food pantries.
From May 18 – June 30 the Food distribution Hotline will list additional opportunities to access food. That number is 231-876-3012, or call 211 for additional information on where to access food pantries in your area.
To access a listing of other places where free food may be obtained, please click here.
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