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Resources for Schools, Pantries, and Families

When we make a healthy food choice the easy choice, then each one of us and all the people we care for are that much more likely to lead healthier, happier lives. On this web page you will find four resources that make those healthier choices a bit more possible and more enjoyable. Click the image to link to and download the four documents.


A packed 17-page booklet that offers information on everything from finding food pantries and meal sites close to you to tips for growing your own garden, preserving food, shopping at farmers markets and tapping into financial assistance for purchasing food.



Food Assistance Resources

A convenient list of website links to food assistance resources in the counties of northwest lower Michigan. (Scroll to page 5 when document opens.)


Harvest of the Month 

A handbook for bringing healthy, Michigan-grown foods into your home school or food pantry, this booklet offers shopping, preparation and cooking tips for a highlighted vegetable, fruit or bean each month. The booklet includes dozens of links to additional resources for planning, cooking and idea generating!

Healthy Pantry Toolkit 

This booklet is a must-have ​for food pantry managers working to elevate the health quality of the food that families are taking home. Inside, you'll find tips and ideas for sourcing, storing, and incorporating more fresh produce in your food pantry—and ways to get customers to choose fresh food, cook it and consume it.