This summer Eleanor’s Pantry has been so fortunate to receive many gifts.  We like to acknowledge and thank the many people from our local churches, businesses, and organizations that support us.  You are the foundation of our success to help feed our food insecure neighbors.

Many of you give monetary donations, which allow us to purchase the many items in the pantry.  One dollar buys approximately 6 pounds of food from Feeding America. 


Our young people are generous: Porter Busy Fingers and Girl Scout Troop #90631. 

Local businesses assisted us as well:  Paw Paw BIggby, A T &T, and Van Buren Coffee. 

Local organizations also help us:  Paw Paw Service League, Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, United Way, and the Van Buren Crop Walk.

In addition, many of you bring us needed items. 

  • RMI, Incorporated brought us orange juice,
  • Oshtemo West Baptist Church monthly brings a variety of groceries. 
  • Paw Paw Seventh Day Adventist Church weekly purchases and packages fresh produce for us.
  • RedArrow Ministries conducted their annual food drive at Family Fare, which collected a trailer filled with donated product, plus monetary donations. 
  • For a second year, Michigan Paving and Materials purchased, had processed, and delivered a cow and a pig from the Van Buren Youth Fair!

We would like to extend special recognition and appreciation to Dave and Pat Conner.  They own the building that houses Eleanor’s Pantry, and they have provided it to us all of these years rent-free!

Thank you and please continue to collect Family Fare/Spartan Nash receipts for us.

We are thankful for each and every one of you who gives to Eleanor’s Pantry. You make a difference.


Nellie DeLong

Community Outreach Coordinator

Eleanor’s Pantry