March 30, 2020
Consistent with our mission to promote the general well-being of Island residents and visitors, be assured that the Mackinac Island Community Foundation remains dedicated to assist with the critical needs of the Island as we deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Amidst this time of disruption and uncertainty, we want to take a moment to address our respective grant applicants, as well as those seeking emergency assistance to help meet essential needs related to the coronavirus.
March 30, 2020
Hope Chest Food Pantry Assists Mackinac Island residents during “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive in A Special Way.
“During this difficult time, we recognize many residents may be experiencing food insecurity. With the incredible assistance of the St. Ignace Area Hope’s Food Pantry we look to assistant those persons and families. “says Stephanie O. McGreevy, Executive Director and President, Mackinac Island Community Foundation. “Many residents are hesitating to leave the island, even to visit the food panty in St. Ignace. This can provide immediate, temporary assistance to those having lost their jobs due to Covid-19.
The Hope Chest will email an application that residents can fill out and send back. Patrons of the Food Pantry must have an evident financial hardship as their basis of need for food. They will be asked to explain this basis of need to the volunteer who calls them and interviews them. For those who have a valid need, the volunteers will inform the Community Foundation and a gift certificate for Doud’s Market of Mackinac Island will be released.
These gift certificates will be granted from the Rev. John M. and Florence Shufelt Rainy Day Fund.
Mackinac Island residents may call the Hope Chest Food Pantry at (906)643-7360. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
To make a gift to the rainy day fund:www.micf.org/Funds/rainyday.html
To make a gift to the St. Ignace Area Hope: www.stignacehope.org