Otsego County Food Pantry
The mission of the Otsego County Food Pantry is to distribute emergency food to people who live or work in Otsego County. The distribution will be done through charitable contributions of non perishable food and/or funding from churches, organizations, individuals and businesses.
Originally the Food Pantry was an RSVP program. In 1989, through the cooperative effort of the Ministerial Association and other concerned organizations, the Pantry became governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from participating churches and organizations. In April of 1991, the Food Pantry became a Michigan non-profit corporation.
Today, the Otsego County Food Pantry is managed completely by volunteers from 11 area Churches. Approximately every 5 weeks, St Mary Cathedral provides four volunteers every day for one week to staff the pantry from 12pm to 2 pm (20 volunteers for the week).
If you have a truck or SUV, we also can use the help of parishioners to occasionally transport food to the pantry, unload trucks and restock product. Contact Mary Woycik 989.732.0748 for additional information about transporting and unloading food.
In addition, St. Mary Cathedral supports the Food Pantry financially on a monthly basis. Parishioners and visitors are invited by the Priest to come forward and make a monitary donation in a collection basket or online. On average, the collection brings in $3,275/month donated directly to the Otsego County Food Pantry. Give online through WeShare - click here.
Interested in getting involved?
Contact Mary Woycik 989.732.0748