Access oversees the Food Pantry Network of Kent County, a food referral system of 75 pantries designed to respond to those in need of food assistance.  Access also offers new pantry start-up help, food drive organization, assistance in obtaining needed food supplies, volunteer recruitment, maintenance of the network database, and more. In 2013, the Pantry Network provided an average of 20,000 food services to individuals each month.


Pantry Training Video

Please take a look at our Pantry Training Video that was produced in 2010.  This video series was created by Access of West Michigan to train volunteers and staff who work or are involved in the Access Food Pantry Network in Kent County, Michigan. We hope the Pantry Training it will be helpful to food assistance organizations nation-wide.

The video is divided into ten sections, which can all be viewed below or on YouTube.  

Pantry Resources