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It has come to our attention that our 501c3 Non Profit status has been revoked because we did not submit annual form 990's to the IRS.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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mattawan Food Packs program a success for the 2nd year

The Board of the Mattawan Area Pantry wishes to deeply thank all Mattawan area families for supporting our Mattawan Food Pack program with their volunteers hours and money. All donations to this program buy food items that are put into backpacks, and that then go home with children for the weekend.

The Mattawan Food Pack program has a separate https://www.facebook.com/MattawanFoodPacks
facebook page for more information.

Beth Griffin

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thank you! Christmas Day Distribution, 2013

Wow, time flies! It seems like yesterday that we served 180+ families in our December 14th, 2013 Distribution Day. Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to help, and to the many donations that continue to come in, allowing us to buy food for our families. Mattawan is blessed to have all of you!

We have updated our Wish List, and check out some new food purchasing numbers in our "FAQs" tab.

Beth Griffin, Sec.
The 2013 Board of Directors