Donate to Our Programs

Approximately 36% of the food KLF distributes comes from community donations
from businesses, farms, individuals, and/or groups.

Donate to Our Programs

Food & Pantry Donations

How to Give


Donations can be dropped of at KLF's administrative office located at 901 Portage St. from 8 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Pull up to the food donation double doors off of Jackson Street and ring the doorbell for assistance.

KLF also accepts fresh produce from your home garden, local grocery store or market, or farm.

For helpful hints on organization a food drive, download our Food and Fund Drive Kit or our Holiday Food Drive Kit.

For more information on donating food, please contact Dave Hafer, Warehouse Co-Coordinator, at 269-488-2617 x212 or

Rarely Donated Food Items

Consider grabbing a few extra items to donate to KLF during your next grocery run. Below you’ll find 10 rarely donated items that are in high demand at our pantries.

- Jelly/Jam
- Butter
- Cooking Oil
- Dried Spices/Herbs
- Shelf-Stable/Powdered Milk
- Infant Formula
- Ensure®
- Canned/Bagged Nuts
- Granola Bars
- Meals In A Box

KLF does not accept partially opened boxes and bags. Please try to avoid donating rusty, badly damaged cans.

Non-Food Pantry Donations

We're always looking for ways to further enrich our client's lives while they're in our pantries, and that's why we happily welcome the following donations:

- Canvas/Reusable Bags
- Wheeled Carts
- Manual Can Openers
- Kitchen Utensils
- Gently Used Children's Books
- Coloring Books & Crayons
- Gently Used Cook Books

Monthly Food Wish List

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is always looking for non-perishable or canned food items that are high in protein content. In addition, there are staple food items KLF looks for on a monthly basis. Below you'll find a list of high-need items broken down by month.

These foods are essential and ensure that nutritional items are available, by choice, to local households.

​January: Beef stew
February: Rice (bag or box)
March: Canned fruit with no sugar
April: Canned tuna
May: Canned vegetables with low-sodium
June: Healthy snacks with low sugar and low sodium—granola bars, fruit snacks, trail mix & string cheese
July: Canned fruit-no sugar added
August: Whole grain pasta
September: Canned meat
October: Soups & stews
November: Canned vegetables with low-sodium
December: Cooking oil