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2020 Frostbite Food Drive is January 25 - February 2.

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.

Two donation sites and many local businesses are also serving as collection sites.

Team Bob's Drive-up Donations (S. Airport and Park) 

Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26.

Thursday-Sunday, January 30-February 2.

10 am- 5pm

Fox Grand Traverse-regular business hours.

Tom’s East Bay, Family Fare Chums Corner, and Oleson’s on Hammond will also collect donations.

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 always welcome as they allow us to stretch each dollar and purchase perishable items like milk, eggs, meats, and fresh produce.

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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