HELP US KEEP THE SHELVES STOCKED
On average, each member household costs $25, above and beyond the $10 membership fee, per month to support. We're calling on Food Club supporters to consider sponsoring a local family through a monthly donation of $25. It's so easy to give a little and make a huge impact! Your tax-deductible gift provides food, resources and meaningful programming to our neighbors in Mason County. There are many convenient ways to give:
Pay online using our secure Donorbox terminal, which allows payment options by credit card, ACH bank transfer, or PayPal!
*Please note that ACH automatic bank withdrawal donations are the most cost-effective way to support the Food Club, as the transaction fees are much lower. That means more of your donation goes directly toward feeding local families.
Donate by check by making your check payable to "Lakeshore Food Club" and mailing to:
Lakeshore Food Club
920 E. Tinkham Ave.
Ludington, MI 49431
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Facebook supports non-profit giving making it easy to setup your own fundraising campaign or to donate individually one-time or as an ongoing gift. Click the "donate" button on Lakeshore Food Club's page to get started.
Click here to see our Wish List of our most needed items.
Low-income families struggle to afford basic household necessities that are needed to maintain personal hygiene, household care and sense of self. Donated non-food essentials help families stretch their limited resources using those saved dollars to pay for other necessities like rent, utilities, or gas for a car. Also, SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) can only be used toward food. SNAP does not cover purchases of items like soap, shampoo, bathroom tissue, or diapers so these items are always in high-demand at pantries.
A recent study, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, released by Feeding America revealed coping strategies and spending trade offs used by low-income families struggling to afford basic necessities in the previous 12 months include:
39% of families reported brushing their teeth without toothpaste.
49% of families reported cutting back on medical expenses.
74% of families reported skipping washing dishes or doing laundry.
What is appropriate to donate?
Personal Hygiene Products
Woman's Hygiene Products
Household Cleaning Supplies