In 2015 alone 4,181 individuals experiencing a food crisis were helped at the Muskegon Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is here to serve any Muskegon County household experiencing a food emergency. It opens Monday –Friday beginning at  12:30  pm, and closes at 2:45 pm on Mondays and 3:45 Tues through Fri. No appointment is needed, but a sign in sheet is provided for client convenience. Families experiencing a food emergency can access the pantry as emergencies arise between 1 and 12 times within a year based on income and circumstance. Budgeting classes are also offered to assist the client in stretching future resources and help maintain self-sustainability going forward.

How can you help?

We are able to purchase basic staples from the local food bank, but DONATIONS are always appreciated. ANY items you would use in your household, a family in need could use as well! If you or a group you are a part of would like to donate or host a Food Drive (or have any other questions) please contact our Food Pantry Coordinator Shawn France at 231-773-3284 ext. 103


Items needed: 

Soups,
Stews, 
Chili's,
Canned pasta (Spagettio’s, Ravioli, etc.), 
Canned meats (chicken, tuna, etc.),
Canned Vegetables,
Fruit Jars/Cups,
Pudding, 
Jell-O,
Rice,
Noodle Mixes,
Pasta,
Pasta Sauces,
Instant potatoes,
Boxed dinners,
Ramen Noodles,
Peanut butter, 
Jams and Jellies
Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Ranch, Etc.,
Soup Crackers,
Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers,
Raisins,
Packaged Sliced Apples/Carrots,
Lunchables, 
Popcorn,
Nuts,
Cereal,
Oatmeal,
Granola Bars,
Baking Mix,
Poptarts
Juices and juice boxes,
Gatorade,
Vegetable Oils,
Shelf Stable Milk, and any other supplies to prepare items above. 


Proteins, fruits, vegetables and grains with low or no added sodium and sugar are especially important to those with nutritional deficient.

Personal needs:

Soap,
Shampoo,
Toothbrushes/Toothpaste,
Deodorant,
Feminine Products,
Diapers and  Supplies
Laundry Soap,
Dishsoap,
Toilet Paper

*Some refrigerated storage space is available for meats, cheeses, butter, etc.  For food safety please contact the Pantry Coordinator to pre-arrange those donations.


1 in 6 people face hunger. 5 in 6 can help. #hungerawareness