The Little Free Pantry

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The Little Free Pan
try began as a community service project for MLK Day in 2017. Located inside the Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St. SE), it helps a number of Kentwood families in need.

Temporary Hours
The Little Free Pantry is currently available by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who would like to utilize the pantry are asked to call ahead to 616.656.5270 set up a time to come in. Upon arrival to the Kentwood Activities Center, a staff member will assist.

How does it work?

  • Anyone can give; anyone may take from the Little Free Pantry
  • Give: canned goods, non-perishable food, personal care items
  • Take: items you need – no application needed, no questions asked
  • Donations may be left at the Kentwood Activities Center during normal business hours
  • Donations are also accepted at collection bins located at:
Little Free PantrySuggested donations:

Food Items
Shelf stable milk
Brown rice
Cereals (sugar free preferred)
Fruits (canned, no sugar added preferred)
Olive oil
Non-stick Spray
Pasta (whole grain preferred)
Peanut butter
Vegetables (canned, no salt added preferred)
Meats (canned, tuna and chicken preferred)

Personal Care Items
Disposable razors
Feminine products
Laundry soap
Toilet paper

Other ideas
Kid friendly non-perishables
Crayons, small toys, games
School supplies

LFPcollectionbinCollection Bins
Businesses and organizations may request to have a Little Free Pantry collection bin placed at their facility. To request a collection bin, click on the button below.