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Kentwood food pantry reopens but needs donations

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 08:30:33-04

KENTWOOD, Mich. — Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry has been reopened to help city residents who have food challenges, but the pantry itself is having food challenges.

“Even before COVID-19, the demand for our pantry goods had been steadily growing and the shelves were becoming empty on a weekly basis,” said Val Romeo, director of Kentwood Parks nd Recreation, in a release.

The Little Free Pantry distributes food out of the Kentwood Activities Center at 355 48th Street SE by appointment Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Call 616-656-5270) Grab-and-go pickup for the Senior Meals program is also handled there between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. if arrangements are made in advance through the same number.

Click here for collection sites and list of needed items