Food Banks

Third Avenue Soup Kitchen
326 N Third Avenue, Big Rapids, MI-49307
(231) 796-6874
Wednesday 11:30-12:30
Services offered: Free hot lunch every Wednesday

Project Starburst
Address: 120 S. State Street, Big Rapids, MI-49307
(231) 796-5342
Services offered: Food pantry, emergency services and utility assistance, hygiene items, diapers

Chippewa Lake Community Church
10490 Lake Street, Chippewa Lake, MI 49320
(231) 867-3033
(231) 867-5669
Services Offered: Food Pantry

St Andrew's Church
327 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-5473
Services Offered: Food Pantry

God's Helping Hands of Mecosta County
8766 50th Avenue
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-8581 Main
(989) 967-8031 FAX

Mel Trotter Ministries
Community Services Department provides access to food and clothing for the community.
Other services offered by the Community Services Department include:

  1. Furniture Program: Applications are taken when furniture is available
  2. Auto Donation Program: Applications are taken when vehicles are available
  3. Budgeting 101: Call Community Services for schedule
  4. Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway: Available to qualified and registered clientele for the month of November only
  5. Ladies Day Service: Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We invite ladies to come and hear the word of God and then join us for lunch

For more information please call (616) 454-3435 Ext. 235, 245 or 292