Christmas Food Basket

Many individuals and families like to celebrate Christmas with a special holiday meal, but when you have other needs, purchasing special holiday foods may not be an option.

FROM’s Christmas Food Basket provides a holiday meal with all the fixings for our neighbors in need.

We also offer a Christmas Toy Store for families with children. Click here to find out more about our Christmas Toy Store.

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When you donate to FROM, you help address financial issues, home repairs and weatherization, food insecurity and more. You help us provide HOPE to our neighbors in need.

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Who Can use FROM’s Christmas Food Basket?

FROM’s Christmas Food Basket is available for individuals and families who

  • live in the Lowell Area School District and
  • are in need of food for a Christmas meal

Registration is required (see details below).

How Does it Work?

Christmas Food Basket
Registered individuals and families come to FROM on December 14, 2019 and pick up their Christmas Food Basket with all the fixings for a ham or turkey dinner (you decide at registration which option you prefer)

NEW FOR 2019: On Dec 14, Treasures Thrift Shop will be open exclusively for Christmas Toy Store/Food Basket individuals and families who wish to shop from new and gently use items at 50% off regularly marked prices.

How Do I Register?

To register for FROM’s Christmas Food Basket, you must bring a photo ID and current piece of mail to FROM’s Food Pantry between November 4 and December 10, 2019 during normal Food Pantry hours.

Monday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – noon

How Can I Help?

FROM collects gifts, gifts cards and financial donations to help with our Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket program. Below is a list of our current gift needs or visit our Amazon Wish List.  Donated items can be dropped off at the locations listed below by December 10, 2019.

Want to host a toy drive, email  Arianne Hall, Development Director or call (616) 897-8260 ext. 135 for details.

Interested in learning how you can help at FROM throughout the year? Visit our Other Ways to Give to find out how you can partner with us to help our neighbors in need throughout the year.

Toy Ideas

  • Sample donation ideas  include: toys, $10 gift cards, tech and teen toys, bibles and books and items listed below.

Drop Off Locations

Donations of food, gift cards, toys and financial gifts will be will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. December 10, 2019 at the following locations

  • Alto Library
  • Arrow Vet
  • Eye Care One
  • Englehardt Library
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • FROM Main Office
  • Goodrich Theater
  • Grand River Vet
  • Hulst Jepsen
  • Huntington Bank
  • Jultara Salon
  • Lowell City Hall
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Portland Federal Credit Union
  • Red Barn
  • Springrove Variety
  • Sweet Seasons