The Grocery Pantry Program (GPP) is our primary food assistance distribution program. During our 2015/16 fiscal year, the GPP filled nearly 156,706 food orders to over 29,000 unique individuals. During busy periods, we can see more than 1,000 local residents in need utilize this program during a single day.
KLF’s school-based pantries are highly effective at reaching students and families struggling with hunger. These pantries make it convenient for children, teens and families to access our services in a familiar neighborhood environment.
KLF operates six full-service pantries in local schools. These pantries provide four-day food orders to students and their families. Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes also operates four hybrid pantries in local schools offering snacks and single-serve meals to kids and teens.
During KLF's 2017-2018 fiscal year, school pantries provided 3,242 four-day food orders and distributed nearly 70,000 pounds of food.