Tuesday, September 29, 2015


To volunteer, please use signupgenius, sign up (its free) with their emails, and then you can see the whole Distribution Day list, (or stocking day list) and all the dates to choose from.
Note: you have to sign up on their website in order to "sign up for stuff. Don't worry, it's free, they don't spam you.
1.Go to www.signupgenius.com

2. At the home page,  tap the "find a signup" button at the way top of the page. Then " search by email" with my email address mattawanmom@yahoo.com. type in the CAPTCHA image.

3. Since I am the author or the page, you'll find the signups with my email.  From there, lick the list you want to see (Saturday Distribution Day).

4. to "sign up," you will need to "sign up for signupgenius, which means create an account. It's free, no spam. PLEASE do this for us; it makes our planning so much easier.
Beth G

Friday, September 25, 2015

Christmas 2015 preparations

As fall begins, the Board is already preparing for our Oct 24th BBQ fundraiser, and our Christmas Distribution Day on Dec 12th.

From our Board member Laura, she reports that a large group has been hard at work!
"We made 188 quarts of laundry soap with $388( all the ziplock bags were donated). You use 2-3 tablespoons of the soap per load. Our calculations showed we can do 5,640 loads. That works out to be $.07 a load. Tide averages .19 a load."

ReCAST Church is also returning to the project, and we are so grateful for all of these community efforts to help families in need.... THANK YOU!

Beth Griffin, chair
Sept 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Local student gives her time and heart to combat hunger

MacKenzie Leonard, a Mattawan High School student, recently completed her Gold Award for Girl Scouts. She created a project and slideshow to raise awareness of food insecurity in our area. THANK YOU MacKenzie, you being a servant heart and giving your time and talent to us!

She made over 200 containers of laundry soap for our Mattawan families. We are blessed to have MacKenzie in our community!

MacKenzie's video

Beth Griffin

Sunday, April 19, 2015

501c3 status is reinstated!

We are once again a 501c3 with non-profit status. All donations made from May 15th, 2014 through now are also retroactively covered and tax deductible. Thank you for your patience with this matter.

Beth Griffin
Chair, 2015
April 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Annual Meeting set for April 13, 2015 at St. John Bosco

We welcome all public, volunteers, or community groups to attend our annual meeting on April 13th, 6PM at St. John Bosco church. We'll be reviewing our yearly numbers served, expanding food donation collections, and providing an update regarding our 501c3 status (which is still in the process of being reinstated with the assistance of Harold Shuitmaker). Once we are reinstated, all donations made will be tax deductible, as our status will be retroactive to last summer. We thank you for your donations; without food, we would not be able to continue serving our families.

Beth Griffin

Monday, December 1, 2014

MAP Annual Christmas Distribution December 13

If you are a Mattawan School District household, and need food assistance for December, please call our cell at 348-5596. If you wish to volunteer, visit signupgenius.com and look up a volunteer lsit by using my email, mattawanmom@yahoo.com (author of list).

Thank you!
Beth Griffin

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Non-Profit Status

It has come to our attention that our 501c3 Non Profit status has been revoked because we did not submit annual form 990's to the IRS. This has been corrected, and we are waiting on the IRS to reinstate the pantry within 60 days. Donations can still be made, and by the end of the year, we anticipate our 501c3 status to be fully restored.
Thank you!

Beth Griffin, chair