Making a difference
every day.

OUR IMPACT

The Father Fred Foundation helps individuals and families in our local community with essential, immediate needs. We provide fresh, healthy food, clothing, household goods, and financial assistance to those experiencing hardship. We strive to help everyone who comes to Father Fred seeking assistance, treating them with dignity and respect. Just as Father Fred did, we listen, we care, and we share.

OUR IMPACT: BY THE NUMBERS

OUR IMPACT: BY THE NUMBERS
$486,059 in financial
assistance was provided.
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1,572 pairs of new back to
school shoes were distributed.
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15,918 bags of clothing, shoes,and household goods were provided.
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$991,326 was provided in
food service/programs.
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1,174 holiday meals were distributed
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Services Provided in 2023
WHAT WE DO

FOOD SERVICES

Pantry
Our pantry provides a variety of fresh, healthy food options including meat, eggs, milk, produce, as well as personal care items.
14,500 received food assistance
from our food pantry.
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In addition to our onsite pantry, we offer many food outreach programs that deliver food directly to schools.

Pantry to Preschool
We distributed 4,202 packages of fresh, healthy food to families through our Pantry to Preschool Program.

Blessings in a Backpack
We filled over 13,000 backpacks with weekend snacks and meals through our Blessings in a Backpack program.

SHINE program
We distributed over 3,000 summer snack bags and light meals to students who have been identified as homeless through our SHINE program.

Numbers based on services provided in 2023

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Received financial assistance
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We provided financial help to 3,697 individuals for things like rent, utilities, transportation and repairs, and medical/dental needs.
Numbers based on services provided in 2023

CLOTHING AND
HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Provided 11,214 households with clothing and household goods.
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Provided 1,572 kids with new school shoes, socks, supplies and vision screenings.
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Our Clothing and Household Goods Department provides items to our guests free of charge.
Numbers based on services provided in 2023

We listen. We care. We share.

We work to nurture hope to those in need in 5 local counties – Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.

We are locally founded, locally funded, and locally focused. The Father Fred Foundation is 100% supported by our generous community, and does not receive any state or federal funding. 

Want to help?

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

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