Serving the Boyne City area, we are located in the Boyne Area Free Clinic building, across from Rotary Park on State St. We are open Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:30pm.
Good Neighbors continues to serve families in need (3/29/2020) - Good Neighbors is committed to do its part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to serve those in need. We plan to do everything we can to continue to provide food for our neighbors in need. Over the last two weeks the pantry served 124 families. Instead of coming into the pantry, families receive a pre-assembled box of food, including fresh produce and frozen meat. Thanks to our generous community, we have been receiving donations and offers of help. Items currently most needed by the pantry are: packs of individual string cheese and other non-sweet snacks for children; tuna fish; soups; and shelf-stable milk. Items can be dropped off at the pantry on Mondays from noon to 3 [...]
COVID-19 Precautions and Strategies (3/16/2020) - In light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, we will be taking various precautions at the pantry, and implementing strategies to deal with this health crisis. We aren’t closing at this point: we will continue to give food to our shopper families, many of whom will be in even greater need than usual. We will, however, alter our procedures to help keep everyone safe. In an effort to promote “social distancing”, we will not be “open” as usual. Instead, we will be distributing pre-assembled food boxes to families directly to their vehicles. We have given our volunteers the following guidelines: If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. If you’re just returning from spending time in a more affected area, or have [...]
The beginning of a new year: a good time to reflect (1/3/2020) - The volunteers of Good Neighbors Food Pantry wish all a Happy New Year as we look forward to continuing the work of feeding families in need. Thanks to generous support from our caring community, we are able to serve an average of 60 families per week. That represents an average of more than 200 people, including 72 children, who benefit from receiving food each week. Through our work, we have seen first hand that not all of our community members have been able to benefit from the economic recovery of recent years. According to a 2019 United Way report, 37 percent of Charlevoix County households have trouble covering all the basic necessities, like rent and utilities, transportation, medical care, and [...]
2019 in pictures (1/3/2020) - The Monday crew The gardens Volunteers! Turkey Fundraiser Lexamar’s food drive gets delivered Eddie Essay Christmas bags lined up and ready to go Our new aprons, in loving memory of Marilyn Rhadigan
Eddie Essay winner! (12/14/2019) - Thanks to Maricka Drennan, the pantry received $100 from the Boyne City Kiwanis Club’s Eddie Essay Contest! Maricka chose to write about Good Neighbors Food Pantry. The awards ceremony and breakfast was Dec. 5. Pictured below is Maricka with her award plaque, along with Good Neighbors board members Kathy Anderson and Susan Conklin. Click here to read the essay.