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 2019 Frostbite Food Drive begins January 26-February 3.

On an average day, The Father Fred Foundation Food Pantry serves 70 local families. The annual Frostbite Food drive is crucial to ensuring the pantry is stocked for the next several cold months. One in four families in our community feel the stress of food insecurity (daily meals are uncertain). . “What Father Fred has to offer local families in need is a direct result of the generosity of our community,” shared Deb Haase, Executive Director. Many of our guests are working but just cannot seem to make ends meet.

Best items to donate that are healthy, flexible and hearty…

5 oz. canned tuna                          5 oz. canned chicken

Soups                                             Beef stew

Dried beans 1 lb bags                   Peanut butter

Rice                                                 Spaghetti

Pasta sauce                                    

Canned fruits, packed in juice

Cash donations are also needed to help purchase perishable items such as milk, meat and eggs.
Please contact Elaine to collect donations at your place of business 231-947-2055 ext 118 or
If you would like to volunteer at one of our donation sites email Sue

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Our guest services and donation hours : Tuesday through Friday 10am - 2pm*
* food pantry / clothing  open on Wed until 7 pm and financial assistance until 6.30 pm

The Father Fred Foundation
826 Hastings
Traverse City, MI 49686