Food Pantries

MOWWM food pantries were started in 1998 thanks to funding from the Kent County Senior Millage. There are currently four locations that provide pantry services. The pantries are open to Kent County residents who are 60 years of age and older and who meet income requirements. To register, you must show photo ID and bring in proof of income. Please call (616) 364-1104 for income qualifications. Clients may shop at a pantry up to twice a month (once a week), choosing from a wide variety of food items equaling $50-$60 in groceries each visit OR $100-$120 monthly.  Each client receives approximately 40-50 lbs. of food each visit. A $2 donation is asked for each visit.

Our food pantries also offer additional senior services and referrals. For more information on these service visits, please call (616) 364-1104.

The Pantries are closed on any day that Grand Rapids Public Schools close due to inclement weather.  



Just south of the Knapp St. NE and Fuller Ave. NE intersection
1954 Fuller NE, Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


Monday: 8:30am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 4pm
Fri – Sun: CLOSED


Located in Henry Head Start building
551 Henry St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49507


Open the 1st Friday of every month from 10:00 AM to Noon.
Please call for additional details.


Located at North Kent Connect
10075 Northland Drive
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-3478 or 616-364-1104


Open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Please call for additional details.

Green Apple Senior Pantry

Located in the Town and Country Plaza
4307 Kalamazoo Ave. SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Open the last Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Please call for additional details.


These people, from the time you enter the door until the time you get back to your car, you get the feelings of true friendship and service. God bless each and every one of them.
Senior Pantry client
The staff is very friendly and helpful. [They] treat me with respect.
Senior Pantry client

Donation Items Needed

Listed below are donation items needed on a continuous basis.

*Your donation is important to us in providing the best food and personal care items possible for our growing senior population. Thank you for your support!

Food Items

  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Low-sugar canned fruits
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Low-sodium soups
  • Canned protein (i.e. tuna, beans peanut butter)
  • Pasta products
  • 100% juice
  • Tomato products
  • Fresh fruits & vegetables

Personal Care Items
& Pet Food

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Adult diapers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dog & Cat Food