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who we are

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Locally Founded. Locally Funded. Locally Focused.

Our vision...

We strive to help everyone who comes to Father Fred seeking assistance so that no need in our community is unfulfilled. We honor the legacy of Father Fred by treating all people with dignity and respect, while nurturing hope and working with humility.

Since 1989, The Father Fred Foundation has been helping individuals and families with their essential immediate needs; nourishing food on the table, keeping heat and lights on, needed work shoes, children's boots and clothing, or a table or bed when the necessities of home are unaffordable. Above all, we work to nurture hope when all else seems hopeless. What we have is given free of charge to those in need. We serve our five local counties ( Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska ) and we welcome all individuals. Every week a dedicated team of volunteers and a small staff are the hands and hearts of Father Fred.

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What we have to offer is a direct result of the generosity of our community.

Every Donation Makes a Difference Video

Donor Privacy Policy

Staff

Board

2017 990 Form


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

(231)-947-2055