Let’s Talk Turkey!

The chase is on! Let’s catch 100 Turkeys for Thanksgiving and give them to those in need at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City! Stop by Pat O’Brien Real Estate during the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30 (or any time between now and then) and give a donation of $15 for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey. There are 100 turkeys on the wall just waiting to be bagged and that’s no Gobbledygook! Let’s move these beautiful beasts from the wild to a neighbor’s dinner table. With your help, the Good Neighbors Food Pantry will have enough turkeys to supply all those who shop at the pantry with a Thanksgiving turkey. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that’s Boyne City.

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Zumba Tampathon

The Zumba Tampathon at Balanced Living was a huge hit! Lots of feminine hygiene products were collected for women in need. Women helping women period. Thank you to Balanced Living, Leslie, Theresa, our own Mary B., and all who donated! The many women who received them at the pantry were so appreciative! If anyone missed out, or wants to continue to give these much-needed products, we will be happy to accept them on an ongoing basis!

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Glad to serve

All of us at Good Neighbors are glad to be serving our neighbors in need. We feel blessed to be doing this work. Each person who walks through our doors is given healthy food long with a personal connection with people who care. In the past 14 months, we have served an average of 50 families (155 adults and children) per week. Our busiest month was November, when we served an average of 68 families per week.

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Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016! It was our first full year of operation, since we opened our doors in the fall of 2015. We’ve done a lot of growing, and we’ve worked hard to serve good food to those in need. We have a wonderful, dedicated team of volunteers who truly enjoy working together. They create a warm and respectful atmosphere at the pantry, and they also enjoy sharing conversation with those we serve. We’ve been blessed with generous donations from community members, and we are very grateful for all the support. Looking back, 2016 has been a very good year for the Good Neighbors Food Pantry, and we couldn’t have done it without our caring […]

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Business After Hours

We are hosting the Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours tonight, along with the Boyne Area Free Clinic. Come help us celebrate our one-year anniversary, and meet the next Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director! Appetizers provided by The Grain Train, and you’ll be able to preview some beer from Stiggs Brewing, opening later this fall.

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Thanks to Great Lakes Energy

Thanks to Great Lakes Energy for donating three boxes of pre-packaged meals! Volunteers stand near the soon-to-be-completed covered entryway that was funded by a grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The dehydrated, vitamin-fortified meals were assembled by GLE staff members during a “Commitment to Community Service Project” earlier this spring in conjunction with Kids Against Hunger.

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Bottle Drive and Bake Sale

Bottle Drive and Bake Sale

Good morning Good Neighbors. We are having another Bottle Drive and Bake Sale at Family Fare on Saturday June 4th. We need lots of volunteers to make this a success. Call Kathy at 582-1700 or the Pantry at 231-497-8677 to sign up. Baked goods are needed as well.

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Help Everyone Eat day at Magnum Hospitality

It’s the first Thursday of the month, so today is Help Everyone Eat day at Magnum Hospitality! Enjoy a great meal at Cafe Sante or Red Mesa any time during the day and it will benefit the Boyne City pantries! Thank you Magnum! This makes a big difference for families who struggle to put food on their tables.

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We now have use of a trailer

We now have use of a trailer when we go get food for the pantry from Manna! Thanks to: Korthase Flinn (Randy Flinn) who donates the use of their trailer every Monday; Riverside Tire (Doug McClelland) who donated labor for restoring trailer lights and wheel bearings; and Tom Schraw who got the wheels turning to make it all happen!

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Donations collected from the Children’s Yoga Class

Two girls posing with their donations

Gabrielle and Priscylla visited the pantry last week to drop off the donations collected from the Children’s Yoga Class at Balanced Living. Thanks, girls!! Leslie Neilson teaches the class on Sundays at 1:00 for children age 3 to 12, and it’s a donation based class. Monetary and food donations are collected to benefit Good Neighbors Food Pantry. What a great idea, Leslie!

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