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. The Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resource Council (KAIR) provides emergency food assistance and protection against electric and utility shut off.
During the event, tents and RVs will be set up in front of the Bill Marsh Auto dealership in Kalkaska 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. Meijer in Acme is already open 24-hours but is also helping to sponsor the campaign. Those three stores, along with Save-A-Lot of Kalkaska, will set up displays of food items that are a top priority for KAIR. These items include cereal, peanut butter, fruit, macaroni & cheese, powdered or canned milk, canned tuna or other meats, spaghetti sauce, pork & beans and egg noodles.
Contact Mike Kent of Bill Marsh at (231) 932-6220 or Catherine Somes of KAIR at (231) 258-0060 with questions.
Join us from October 12th at 5pm until October 13th 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 Auto, Kalkaska
408 W Mile Rd, Kalkaska, MI 49646
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Learn how you can help
There are many ways you can help support KampOut for KAIR!
- Organize a food drive in your neighborhood.
- Drop off a donation during the 24 hour food drive. Examples of items needed are Peanut Butter/Jelly, Tuna Fish, Canned Vegetables (Any), Canned Soup/Crackers, Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta Noodles, Ramen Noodles, Dried or Canned Beans, Cereal (Any), Rice, Canned Fruit (Any), Toilet Paper, Toothpaste/Shampoo.
- Volunteer during the around-the-clock food drive activities.
Where to buy food
Northland Foods and Family Fare in Kalkaska will be open 24 hours during this event!
Donations will also be collected at Save-A-Lot in Kalkaska during their normal business hours.
Meijer in Acme is already open 24-hours but is also helping to sponsor the campaign.
Make a financial donation
Make the check payable to KAIR and mail it to the following address:
Bill Marsh Buick GMC
c/o Mike Kent
1621 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
KAIR (Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources) provides emergency food needs along with a variety of services that includes utility shut-off assistance and other help for those in need. The food pantry has been running low with a high demand. Cutbacks in the EBT assistance programs and more families depending on part time jobs has resulted in an increase for assistance.