Our Dedicated Board of Directors




We are extremely fortunate to have a Board of Directors that volunteers its time and talents to support the operations of the pantry. Each and every board member is passionate about addressing and acting upon the needs of our communities when it comes to food sustainability and basic needs.


Board members (from L to R): Freida Duringer, John Steffen, Rebecca Acar, Nina Consolatti, Sue Miller, Roark Consolatti, and Sue Danielson. Missing from photo: Cathy Ditto, Eleanor Dunlop, and Phyllis Mandigo



Eleanor’s Pantry provides care for those in need in the Paw Paw and Lawton area.




Contact Information: Call: 269.415.0444  Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Hours:  M & F 10-1:00
              T-W-Th 3-5:00




Eleanor’s Pantry will remain open during regular hours throughout the COVID-19 quarantine period. 

  • To continue to serve those in need in the Paw Paw/Lawton area, those who cannot come to the Pantry may call 269-415-0444 to arrange delivery. 
  • In an effort to eliminate personal contact, all food will be boxed and distributed outside through the garage.


An Agency Partner of Feeding America:

 This institution is an equal ​opportunity provider​.



Pantry History

United Christian Services is the product of a long history of cooperative efforts in Van Buren County starting as early as the 1960’s. 





The early Ministerial Association helped found the Van Buren County Mental Health Board and, later, a chaplain’ program, ecumenical worship services, jail ministry, and the Peer Assistant Leadership program.  The success of United Christian Services has been due to the tireless efforts of those individuals who have seen the need and responded to it.

Eleanor’s Pantry was formed out of this cooperation and was founded in 2009.  In the first year 650 children and adults were fed per month.  In 2010 817 children and adults were fed each month.  This number has continued to grow.

The pantry is generously supported by churches, businesses, and individuals.  Everything in the pantry is a gift and supports families in need in Lawton and Paw Paw, Michigan.






Eleanor’s Pantry is part of the Van Buren County United Way










221 Drew Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079;  Email: [email protected]

  Phone: 269.415.0444