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.

When you donate to FROM your donation helps our neighbors address financial issues, food insecurity, and more during this pandemic. You help us provide HOPE to our neighbors in need.

(when you click the button above you will be directed to our secure online donation form)

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 one of the dates below to pick up their Christmas Food Basket with all the fixings (a mixture of fresh, frozen and nonperishable items) for a ham or turkey dinner (you decide at registration which option you prefer)

NEW FOR 2020: Due to COVID-19, those who are only registering for food, will receive all their food items via a drive-up distribution on December 10, 2020. *pre-registration is still required. Coupon for 50% off  total purchase will be provided for those who wish to shop at Treasures Thrift Shop.

Those who are also participating in our Christmas Toy Store, will receive their date and time at registration (opportunities on December 11 and 12)

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 3 and December 1, 2020 during Food Pantry hours.

Tuesday 2:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday 10:00-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 3,2020.

Want to host a toy drive, email FROM or call (616) 897-8260 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, $20 gift cards, tech and teen toys, bibles and books and items listed below or visit our Amazon Wish List  for more ideas.

Drop Off Locations

Donations of food, gift cards, toys and financial gifts will be will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. December 3, 2020 at FROM’s Main office.

Toys and gift cards can also be dropped off at the locations listed below through 4:00 p.m.  on December 3.

  • Arrow Vet Clinic
  • Eye Care One
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Grand River Vet Clinic
  • Huntington Bank
  • Hulst-Jepson Physical Therapy
  • Jultara Salon
  • KDL Library Alto Branch
  • KDL Library Lowell Branch
  • Lowell City Hall
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Portland Federal Credit Union
  • Red Barn Market
  • Sweet Seasons Bakery and Café