What is a Food Mobile Pantry?
Food mobile pantries are converted beverage delivery trucks. They have 4 – 5 bays on a side, with lift up doors, which hold fresh produce and dairy products. The food comes from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Inc in Comstock Park, near Grand Rapids. Mobile pantries are meant to help a family or an individual supplement other food they receive or have, such as canned & dry goods, received from a food pantry. Vehicles are planned so each family receives about 50 lbs of food. Each mobile food pantry can hold 7,500 lbs or 10,000 lbs of food.
Hosting a Mobile Food Pantry
A church or other group wishing to host a mobile food pantry needs to have a hosting location with at least 50 feet of clear space for the vehicle, 10 feet around the truck itself when parked, and 13 feet of overhead clearance. Please note: we cannot have food mobiles at for-profit businesses, or any location where food is sold at the same time.
You will need about 25 – 30 volunteers. When the mobile pantry arrives, food is unloaded onto tables placed around the truck, and large quantities are sorted into family sized packages.
Mobile Food Pantry deliveries must be scheduled through Muskegon County Cooperating Churches. Please complete the form below to learn more or to host a food truck:
Muskegon County Cooperating Churches
1095 Third Street Suite 10
Muskegon MI 49441-1976
Phone: 231.727.6000 Fax: 231.727.0841