Manna Pantry 25th Anniversary
This year the Manna Pantry is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing emergency food for the hungry in Mecosta and Osceola Counties. So that everyone can join in the celebration, The Downtown Business Association and the Pantry are having a food drive from May 2 through May 16. Boxes will be placed in the cooperating businesses to receive food that is needed for our summer supplemental program. This program provides extra lunch and breakfast food to families with school age children. It helps to replace the meals that the children would receive in school during the school year.
We are looking for: Peanut butter and jelly, cereal, soup, granola bars, individual cups of pudding or fruit.
Boxes can be found at: Preferred Office Machines, Lake and Lodges Realty, Fifth Third Bank, Lake Osceola Bank, Big Rapids Furniture, Chemical Bank, and Good Dog Bakery.
Join us for the May 9 concert at the Pocket Park and help us celebrate, bring donations!
For more information, please contact Isabel Kempton at 598-1441
Salvation Army Annual Dinner Fundraiser
The Salvation Army invites you to join us for Annual Dinner Fundraiser 'Night of Hope'
Tuesday May 6th
BBQ Chicken Dinner, Silent Auction, Salvation Army Program Presentation and special guest speaker Maj. Thomas Browers, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army.
It is FREE to attend the event - however you will still need a ticket. To aquire yours, please call or visit the office of The Salvation Army of Big Rapids at 325 Linden St. Big Rapids or call us at 231-796-5597. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Salvation Army of Big Rapids and its provided services.