Since 1998, Feeding America West Michigan’s Mobile Pantry program has brought fresh, healthy food directly to our clients in need. Since its creation, we have capitalized on our strong agency partnerships to not only combat the short shelf-life of fresh produce, but also to increase the amount we are able to distribute.
Mobile Pantries are like farmers’ markets on wheels, delivering a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods to people in need, often on the same day the food is donated. Hosted by churches, schools and community centers, our smallest Mobile Pantry (5,000 pounds) can provide nutritious food for up to 100 households. Our largest distribution (20,000 pounds) can provide for up to 400 households. Today, Mobile Pantries account for roughly 40% of the food we distribute annually, and the model has been adopted by food banks across the country. Explore the blocks below to learn how you can get involved!
Interested in hosting your own Mobile Food Pantry? Start here to begin the application process.
Training resources for current and new Mobile Pantry agencies.
Ready to plan your distributions? Complete this scheduling form.
Learn more about how you can support our Mobile Food Pantry program.
Everyone deserves a Fresh Start. Learn how to be a part of the initiative.
Online account access for current Mobile Pantry agencies.
Have additional questions? Get in touch with the programs team.
Everything you need for a successful distribution, all in one place.