The Giving Garden – Now through September

The 2024 Father Fred Giving Garden, a partnership between Father Fred and SEEDS EcoCorps, is well underway. The Giving Garden, located at Historic Barns Park, provides healthy, chemical-free food for our pantry guests. Last year, we harvested 800 lbs of food! Volunteers have planted a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, green beans, lettuce, […]

It’s Time For SHINE

In partnership with TCAPS (Traverse City Area Public Schools) we provide summer snack bags and light meals to students who lack a fixed, regular, or nighttime residence. Click to read more.

Frostbite Food Drive!

It warms our heart to see community partners hosting collection drives for our upcoming Frostbite Food Drive! Frostbite begins February 17, but you can start now like Grand Traverse Construction! Want to host a collection event at your business, school, or church? Contact ekrueger@fatherfred.org.Want to volunteer? Contact adean@fatherfred.org. Want to donate? Donate non perishable food […]

January is Mental Wellness Month

Did you know that roughly one in four people globally will be affected by mental illness in 2024?! The World Health Organization reports in the United States alone, approximately 46.6 million adults experience mental illness in any given year. Additionally, one in six youth between the ages of six and 17 experience a mental health […]

International Thank You Day!

Today is International Thank You Day! The word ‘thank’ is believed to have originated between c.450 and c.1100. The Old English noun meant “thought.” Its meaning progression was documented by the “Oxford English Dictionary,” and it became “favorable thought or feeling, goodwill.” It evolved further into “kindly thought or feeling entertained towards anyone for favor […]

WE WILL BE CLOSED the week of July 1-5 for building maintenance. We will reopen July 9.

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