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About Us

Who We Are

Ladders of Hope Food Pantry is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals and families facing food insecurity in Allegan County. We are a faith based agency run by a committed team of volunteers, who have strived to provide food and other needs to the community respectfully and confidentially since opening in 2012.

​As a member of  Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative, we are one of 15 pantries committed to serving Allegan County. We also serve as an emergency pantry for Van Buren and Ottawa counties. 

​Our future goals include a larger facility at our current location, as we are growing rapidly. We would like to have a clean room, commercial kitchen, and thrift store to help fund the pantry. Additionally, we would like to offer community outreach programs for kids and adults such as classes for budgeting, cooking, and computers.

What We Do

We are committed to serving Allegan County by providing food and other items to those in need. ​In addition to providing food to our clients, we provide toiletries, baby formula, diapers and wipes, pet food and more. 

​Our volunteers help with multiple food drives and fundraisers throughout the year plus a toy drive and distribution for kids at Christmas. We have recently added a Back-to-School giveaway every August as well. With help from our community, we were able to serve more than 4,700 people in 2020.

Why We Do It

In 2019 Feeding America conducted a study called Map the Meal Gap.

Here are the facts for Allegan County:

• There are 11,770 food insecure people 

• The food insecurity rate is 10.1%

• 66% of residents are below SNAP, Other Nutrition Programs threshold
of 200% poverty


• 1 in 6 people must skip meals/do not know where their next meal will come from

• 46% of people served by food banks have had to choose between food and bills

• 42% have had to choose between buying food or putting gas in their vehicle

• 12.8% of children in Allegan faced food insecurity in 2020