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Midland County EFPN
P.O. Box 2521
Midland, MI 48641-2521

April 14:
- Messiah Lutheran Church
Registration begins at 4:30 pm

May 15:
- Trinity Lutheran Church
Registration begins at 8:30

June 13:
- Blessed Sacrament
Registration begins at 8:30

August 20:
- North Midland Family Center
Registration begins at 8:30 am

September 17:
- West Midland Family Center
Registration begins at 8:30 am

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If you have questions regarding EFPN, please Email us or call (989) 486-9393

EFPN would like to thank the following business and organizations for recently holding food and fund raisers to help our organization.

Northwind Forest Apartments

Meijer’s Simply Give

Chestnut Hill 3rd Grade

Edward Jones

LaLonde’s Market

Chemical Bank

Midland 100 Club

Midland Cogeneration

Dow High Music Parents

Midland High National Honor Society

Kroger’s Reward Program

EFPN Participates in the Feinstein Challenge (March 1-April 30)

The Feinstein Challenge is a major fund raising time for the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN). Rhode Island philanthropist, Alan Shawn Feinstein offers his one million dollar challenge annually to all non-profit anti-hunger agencies throughout the country. All food and money collected from March 1 to April 30 are counted for this effort. Food items are valued at $1.00 per item. EFPN will receive a check from the Feinstein Foundation in proportion to the total funds and food items received during the challenge period. The EFPN goal for this fund raiser in 2014 is $75,000. If you would like to be a part of this fund raising opportunity, please donate food or money during March and April. Food may be brought to any of our eight pantries, churches that are supporters of EFPN or the EFPN warehouse. Please call the pantries or the warehouse at 486-9393 to arrange for a delivery or pick-up. Monetary donations may be sent to: EFPN, P.O. Box 2521, Midland MI 48641-2521. Check this EFPN website to watch our progress towards this goal.

Upcoming Events:

Spring Into Caring - Joint EFPN-Open Door Fundraiser

There will be a joint EFPN-Open Door Fund raiser on Wednesday, May 7 at Whiting Forest, 2303 Eastman. Doors open at 11:00. Formal program is at 12:00. Valet parking will be available. Come and enjoy a spring lunch. Suggested minimum donation of $25.00 or more- donations are 100% tax deductible. RSVP by Monday, May 5th to foodcaringfriends@gmail.com. Honorary chairpersons for the event are Tammy & Jeff Schade. Click here for more information.

Give Local Midland - Sponsored by the Midland Area Community Foundation

On Tuesday, May 6 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., EFPN is participating in Give Local Midland. You can donate through www.givelocalmidland.com. The Midland Area Community Foundation is sponsoring this 24 hour online event as part of a nation wide program. A number of Midland nonprofits are participating. Gifts given that day will receive a portion of bonus funds-making your dollar go further. Money contributed that day through this event will go to the EFPN endowment at the Midland Area Community Foundation. Please consider supporting us during this event and help us build resources for the future.

Senior Hunger

It could be happening to an important person in your life and you may not even know it. Grandmothers choosing between their medication or buying groceries. Grandfathers passing up meals to pay the mortgage. Senior hunger is a serious problem, but often hidden. During the winter months, EFPN provides extra assistance to seniors referred to us by DHS so they don’t have to choose between food and medication or higher utility bills. Often the food is delivered directly to the senior recipients. EFPN also provides gift certificates for nutritional supplements like Ensure for low income elderly clients.

Take the short quiz below to see if you are aware of senior hunger. This quiz is sponsored by Feeding America. There is sometime a problem with getting to the answer page depending on the browser you are using. You can get to the answer page by submitting the answers twice or you can click on the second link below to see the answers.

Senior Hunger

Senior Hunger Quiz Answers

EFPN Partners with Habitat for Humanity

EFPN has a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to provide a basket and box of food when a family is welcomed into their new home. An EFPN representative recently participated in two Habitat dedications to welcome families into their new home. EFPN wants to help these families make their house a home by having food to share with family and friends.

EFPN Receives Beacon of Light Award from the Food Bank of Council of Michigan

EFPN was awarded the Beacon of Light Award at the conclusion of the Harvest Gathering of the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) in recognition of our leadership in establishing new programs and our outstanding delivery of food to those in need in Midland County. The food gathering was begun nearly 20 years ago by Midland's own Bill and Cynthia Schuette in an effort to raise both funds and food to support the 13 regional food banks throughout Michigan. The FBCM is comprised of member regional food banks. The regional food banks, along with their subsidiary distribution organizations and branch warehouses, safely store and provide millions of pounds of surplus vegetables, fruits, and other grocery items to more than 2500 local agencies serving each of the 83 counties in Michigan. These products are made available to the agencies at a low cost (about 10 cents per pound for goods with an average retail of about $2.00 per pound). Types of agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, hospices, domestic violence shelters, head-start programs, afterschool programs, half-way houses, and group homes for the mentally ill. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is the regional food bank used by EFPN This award is a testimony to more than 700 EFPN volunteers who move the food through the pantry, food bank, or backpack buddy program to those in need. Everyone,including our nearly 1000 donors, should be proud of this award!

Help EFPN Feed the Hungry by Shopping At Kroger

EFPN is now a part of the Kroger’s Community Rewards program. Choose EFPN when you register your Kroger Card and you will be donating to EFPN every time you shop with no additional cost to you. Kroger will donate a percentage of your qualifying purchases back to EFPN.

Supporters can earn rewards for EFPN on almost everything every time you shop! However, there are specific purchases that cannot be included: alcohol, tobacco, government-assisted pharmacy expenses, postage stamps, Kroger gift cards and Green Dot Prepaid Cards, gift certificates, bottle deposits, lottery and promotional tickets, fuel, fuel center purchases, office services and Sales Tax. Eligible pharmacy purchases include out of pocket co-pays for non-government-assisted pharmacy programs.

You need to register your Kroger card every year. Your card enrollment expires every April 30.

The EFPN Kroger Non Profit Organization Number is 91387

For information on how to register your Kroger card to support EFPN, see “How you can help” on the EFPN website.

Sign-up requires access to the Internet. If you do not have Internet access, contact us at 486-9393 and we can sign up your card.
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