Join us for the Kampout for KAIR 24 hour food drive!








About Kampout for KAIR

Kampout for KAIR is a 24-hour food drive to help those in need in Kalkaska County, Michigan. Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR) provides emergency food assistance and protection against electric and utility shut off to local residents in need.

During Kampout, tents and trailers will be set up in front of the Bill Marsh Auto dealership in Kalkaska and KAIR staff, Bill Marsh team members, Boy Scouts from Troop 629, and additional volunteers will be helping to collect as many non-perishable food and personal hygiene items as possible. The hope is to fill the truck to overflowing!

Family Fare and Northland Foods in Kalkaska will stay open for the entire 24-hour period of the campaign. Volunteers will be at the stores to distribute a list of the most needed items while taking food or cash donations. These items include peanut butter, canned meats, oatmeal, canned fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, spaghetti, soups, as well as personal hygiene items like toilet paper and toothpaste.

Please connect with Cathy Somes, Director of KAIR, at (231) 258-0060 ext 2 or with questions.


Join us from October 11th at 5pm until October 12th at 5pm.

Please bring all of the items you would like to donate to Kampout for KAIR during this 24 Hour Food Drive.


Bill Marsh Kalkaska
408 W Mile Rd, Kalkaska, MI 49646
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How you can help

There are many ways you can help support Kampout for KAIR!

  • Organize food collection efforts in your neighborhood, office, school, etc.
  • Drop off the collected donations during the 24 hour Kampout for KAIR food drive. 
  • Volunteer during the around-the-clock Kampout food drive activities.
Where to buy food

Northland Foods and Family Fare in Kalkaska will be open 24 hours during this event!

Make a financial donation

Please make your check payable to KAIR and mail it to the following address:

Bill Marsh Auto
c/o Leah Lantzer
PO Box 6647
Traverse City, MI 49696-6647

About KAIR

Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR) is an all faiths, community-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides practical assistance to those in need in Kalkaska County. They operate The Resale Store, The Food Pantry and provide Utility Assistance. The number of individuals and families served by KAIR has increased every year since KAIR opened its doors in 1996 and fundraising events like Kampout are critical in helping KAIR continue to support our friends and neighbors in need.

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Many thanks to our event sponsors!