Serving Heartside Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am-2:30pm.

The Downtown Food Pantry, a core mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church, provides an emergency supply of food and personal care items to people in need while also promoting self-sufficiency through referrals.

Dignity, Respect, and Food.

Pantry staff and volunteers maintain a caring environment and respect the dignity of all people.

Who is eligible?

The Downtown Food Pantry is open to all residents living in the downtown Heartside area. Residents register when picking-up food.

What is provided?

The Downtown Food Pantry provides you with a 3–5 day supply of emergency food and personal care products, once a month.

Why do we exist?

A charitable food system is vital for vulnerable people. No one should have to choose between paying rent and eating.

Where do you go?

The main parking lot entrance of Westminster Presbyterian Church at
47 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503.

When are we open?

We welcome Heartside residents seeking emergency food assistance every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am-2:30pm.

Got hungry pets, too?

Apply at Kent County Humane Society Kibble Konnection. We include the food for your cat or dog with the food for your family.

You Can Help. Take Action.

Food pantries are a critical option for nourishing communities through dedicated action. Help us defeat hunger in our community.

SpartanNash Receipts

Give us your SpartanNash receipts (Direct Your Dollars™). We receive $1,000 for every $150,000 in receipts. The easiest no-cost way to help the Downtown Food Pantry! Drop off Monday-Thursday at WPC or mail them.

Donate

100% of all Tax-Deductible donations are to purchase food for the individuals we provide for on a monthly basis.

Drop Off Fresh Food

Drop off fresh produce, canned goods, etc. during the Downtown Food Pantry and Westminster Presbyterian Church open hours, or make an appointment. Call us at 616-717-5581 to schedule an appointment.

Products of the Month

We encourage donations for specific items which are included with the monthly emergency food and personal care items:

JanuaryPeanut Butter and Jelly
FebruaryCanned Tuna in water
MarchCanned Chili
AprilCanned Fruits and Vegetables
MayToilet Paper
JuneCanned Soups
JulyRice and Pasta
AugustMac & Cheese
SeptemberCanned Beans (Kidney, Black, Great Northern, etc.)
OctoberPork and Beans
NovemberBoxed Stuffing
DecemberCold and Hot Cereal

Thankful for our Partners

We’re proud to partner with numerous organizations throughout West Michigan to help serve our clients’ needs.

The Downtown Food Pantry is a member of the Access of West Michigan pantry network, a food referral system of 75 pantries designed to respond to those in need of food assistance. We also receive assistance from Feeding America as well as donations from Westminster members.

We are grateful that while the Downtown Food Pantry ministry is carried out at Westminster Presbyterian, it functions with an ecumenical board of representatives from First United MethodistFountain StreetLaGrave Christian ReformedSt. Andrew’s and St. Mark’s churches. Without this collaboration, the Downtown Food Pantry could not do the work it is doing.

We are also very thankful for our community partners at SpartanNash, Meijer, Access West Michigan and Feeding America of West Michigan.

We also partner with Mercy Health and The Grand Rapids Red Project to provide food services to People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in a ten-county area of West Michigan. Each month, we serve approximately 35 individuals struggling to live with HIV/AIDS in a confidential and caring manner with food bank services designed to meet their special dietary needs. For more information, you may contact the Downtown Food Pantry at 616-717-5581.

Thank you all.