Otsego County
Food Pantry


Monetary Contributions

Monetary contributions can be made to:
Otsego County Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1976
Gaylord, MI  49734-1976



Referrals to the Food Pantry are made by D.H.S., Otsego County 1st Call for Help, and area churches.


A Typical Food Bag

(2-Week Supply for a Family of Four)

10 cans of fruit
13 cans of soup & 6 Ramen Noodles
2 boxes of tuna or burger helper
4 cans of tuna, canned meat, or salmon
2 packages or 6 cans potatoes
4 cans tomatoes, 2 cans tomato sauce
13 cans vegetables
5 cans pork & beans or kidney beans
2 peanut butter & 1 jelly
1 baking mix
2 boxes pasta and 2 sauce
4 boxes of Jell-O
1 syrup
2 juice
1 oil
4 cereal
1 box crackers
5 boxes macaroni & cheese
1 rice or rice product
2 dessert items
8 rolls toilet paper

If available we add one each of the following:
hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, dry/canned milk, canned meals (stew/chili, etc.), macaroni and bread products.

Each family also receives a voucher which entitles them to receive meat, fresh fruits, vegetables and diary products from a local grocery store.


Board of Directors


Marian Schlemmer Chairperson
Judy Doan Vice Chairperson
Sandy Mammoser Secretary
Frank Rock Treasurer
January 2012


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact any of the board members above or send correspondence to:

Otsego County Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1976
Gaylord, MI  49734-1976

How to Access Services
Anyone living or working in Otsego County is eligible for services through the Food Pantry two times per year.  A valid picture ID, as well as proof of residence or employment is needed.

Register at the main entrance of the United Way, 116 E. Fifth St., Gaylord, MI.  Hours of operation are 12:00 - 2:00 daily, NO weekends or holidays.


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