About Us

The mission of the Northwest Food Coalition is to empower member food programs by coordinating and creating resources to achieve regional food security.

We are a roughly 70 member coalition of food pantries, emergency meal sites and baby pantries in a six country area of northwest Michigan.

In 2019 the Northwest Food Coalition celebrated its 25th Anniversary. It began in 1994, organized by the Hunger Action Coalition of Detroit that reached out to seven groups around the state to assess hunger and poverty in rural Michigan.

The food coalition leadership team is the called the Operating Committee.   Each year, members are appointed for one-year terms by the membership. The Operating Committee works to find new resources for the coalition through grants, community outreach and policy work.

The coalition member meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 9 am at the Church of the Nazarene, 1023 S Division St, Traverse City. At the monthly meetings, we share best practices and resources and coordinate joint projects like food drives.   Meeting are open to the public.

If you would like to download/view/print the 2018 or 2019 NW Food Coalition Highlights, please click the links below:


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1997 – 2019 – People Served Annually by NW Food Coalition

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ACTS Food Pantry
(8925 M-72, Williamsburg, MI, USA)
Antrim Baby Pantry | Non-member
(209 Jefferson Street, Mancelona, MI, USA)
BACN (Benzie Area Christian Neighbors) Food Pantry
(2804 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, MI, USA)
Bayview Wesleyan Community Meal
(720 Wayne Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Bellaire Food Pantry
(205 East Broad Street, Bellaire, MI, USA)
Benzie Food Partners Food Pantry
(10907 Main Street, Honor, MI, USA)
Benzie Friends Resource Food Pantry
(1034 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI, USA)
Benzie Recovery Center
(1034 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI, USA)
Buckley Tabernacle Pantry
(205 Pine St, Buckley, MI 49620, USA)
Central Lake Food Pantry
(8066 W State St, Central Lake, MI, USA)
Central United Methodist Outreach Meals
(222 Cass Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, USA)
Christ Church Food Pantry and Meal Site
(430 Fair Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Elk Rapids Backpacks
(707 East 3rd Street, Elk Rapids, MI, USA)
Elk Rapids Community Cupboard Food Pantry
(404 Spruce St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629)
Empire Area Food Pantry
(4902 W MacFarlane Rd, Glen Arbor, MI, USA)
Faith Reformed Church Community Meal
(1139 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Father Fred Foundation
(826 Hastings Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Fresh Winds Christian Community Food Pantry
(18201 Honor Hwy, Interlochen, Michigan 49643, USA)
God’s Anazao House Food Pantry
(4947 Church Road, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
(9746 Main St, Ellsworth, MI 49729, USA)
Grace Episcopal Pantry and Meal Site
(341 Washington Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Grace Point Cafe at Church of the Nazarene Community Meal
(1023 South Division Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Grand Traverse Baby Pantry
(1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Grand Traverse Band - Benzie
(7282 Hoadley Rd, Benzonia, MI, USA)
Grand Traverse Band - Grand Traverse/Antrim
(845 Business Park Drive, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Grand Traverse Band - Leelanau
(2300 Stallman Rd, Suttons Bay, MI, USA)
Immaculate Conception Food Pantry
(720 2nd Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
K.A.I.R. Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources
(324 South Cedar Street, PO Box 766 Kalkaska, MI, USA)
Kalkaska Baby Pantry
(1725 W Kalkaska Rd, Kalkaska, MI 49646, USA)
Kandu Island Food Pantry and Meal Site
(3003 South Garfield Avenue, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Kingsley Baptist Church Food Pantry
(7511 Blackman Rd, Kingsley, MI, USA)
Kingsley United Methodist Church Food Pantry
(113 Blair Street, Kingsley, MI, USA)
Lake Ann United Methodist Church Food Pantry
(6583 1st Street, Lake Ann, MI, USA)
Leelanau Christian Neighbors Food Pantry
(7322 East Duck Lake Road, Lake Leelanau, MI, USA)
Mancelona Food Pantry & Resale
(201 N Maple St, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA)
Mancelona United Methodist Church Meal Program
(117 Hinman Street, Mancelona, MI, USA)
Moms and Tots Center | Non-Member
(9100 Pleasant Hill Road, Ellsworth, MI, USA)
New Horizons Club House
(7167 Rapid City Rd NW, Rapid City, MI, USA)
Prayer Fyre Food Pantry
(4094 Coors Drive, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Rapid City Pantry & Community Meal
(9456 Valley Rd, Rapid City, MI, USA)
Redeemer Lutheran of Interlochen Food Pantry
(1896 Rogers Rd, Grawn, MI 49637, USA)
Salvation Army Food Pantry and Meal Site
(1239 Barlow Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Sal's Kitchen Meal Site
(1239 Barlow Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry
(2055 Four Mile Road North, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Spirit ISD Food Pantry
(1100 Silver Drive, Traverse City, MI, USA)
St Francis High School Community Meal | Non-member
(123 East Eleventh Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
St. Patrick Catholic Church Food Pantry
(630 North West Silver Lake Road, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Step Up Northern Michigan in Traverse City High School
(3962 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA)
The Baby Pantry at St. Philip's Episcopal Church | Non-member
(785 Beulah Hwy, Beulah, MI 49617)
Traverse House (members only)
(105 Hall Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry and Meal Site
(1003 South Maple Street, Traverse City, MI, USA)
West Bay Baby Pantry | Non-member
(12720 South West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI, USA)
Women's Resource Center
(720 South Elmwood Avenue, Traverse City, MI, USA)

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