The Little Free Pantry

Parks and Recreation

The Kentwood Little Free Pantry "For neighbors helping neighbors" logo

The Little Free Pan
try began as a community service project for MLK Day in 2017. Located inside the Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St. SE), it helps a number of Kentwood families in need.

Second little free pantry Now Open

The City of Kentwood has opened a second Little Free Pantry at the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE, for the community to use during library hours. Thank you for your support! 

How does it work?

  • Anyone can give; anyone may take from the Little Free Pantry
  • Give: canned goods, non-perishable food, personal care items
  • Take: items you need – no application needed, no questions asked
  • Donations may be left at the Kentwood Activities Center during normal business hours
  • Donations are also accepted at collection bins located at:

Little Free Pantry

Suggested donations:

Food Items*
Shelf stable milk
Brown rice
Cereals (sugar free preferred)
Fruits (canned, no sugar added preferred)
Olive oil
Non-stick Spray
Pasta (whole grain preferred)
Peanut butter
Vegetables (canned, no salt added preferred)
Meats (canned, tuna and chicken preferred)

* Please be sure to check the expiration date on food items before bringing them in for donation. Thank you!

Personal Care Items
Disposable razors
Feminine products
Laundry soap
Toilet paper

Other ideas
Kid-friendly non-perishables
Crayons, small toys, games
School supplies

LFPcollectionbinCollection Bins

Businesses and organizations may request to have a Little Free Pantry collection bin placed at their facility. To request a collection bin, click on the button below.

Online donations

Give a financial donation to the Little Free Pantry by clicking on the button below.