Senior Pantry Program
Our Senior Pantry program is designed to be a safe place for independent seniors to source nutritious food for a small suggested donation. Eligible seniors can shop one of two ways and up to twice per month for the groceries they need. It’s a wonderful resource that supports healthy, independent aging in our senior community.
How It Works
Our Kent County Senior Pantry also offers additional senior services and referrals. Ask for more details while you’re there or call (616) 459-3111 (select option 3) for more information.
Grand Rapids NE
Monday: 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–1:30 pm
Senior Pantry FAQs
About Senior Pantry Eligibility
To qualify for our Senior Pantry Program, seniors must meet the following requirements:
- They must be 60 or older.
- They must live in Kent County.
- Their income must be lower than 200% of current poverty guidelines.
You can donate to the Senior Pantry program when you visit. We accept donations in cash. You can click here to access our client portal.
You’re also welcome to mail a check to our office at:
Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
2900 Wilson Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Donations can also be made over the phone by calling us at (616) 459-3111.
Yes! We’ll never stop providing our services if you can’t afford to donate. Remember, we operate on a “give what you can, when you can, if you can” basis. We encourage all Senior Pantry shoppers to continue to visit our locations if the program is helpful for them, even if they aren’t able to donate.
Groceries vary based on availability and seasonality. However, the pantry always supplies options from each food group—grains, fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Common items found at the Senior Pantry include:
- Grains (cereal, oats, rice)
- Spaghetti and pasta
- Fresh, frozen, and canned fruit
- Fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables
- Canned and frozen meats
- Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.)
- Personal care items (toilet paper, dish soap, etc.)
Yes! We are a choice pantry that utilizes MyPlate to provide a nutritional shopping experience. We have a wide variety of items to choose from, including grains, dairy, protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, and personal care items.
Yes, please bring your own bags.
Let us know at the pantry! We typically have staff and volunteers readily available to help carry groceries out to your vehicle.