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"The King will answer them, 'Truly I tell you,
just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,
you did it to me.'"
- Matthew 25:40

The King's Kupboard Food Pantry is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church that is available to provide food to those in need in Hillsdale County.

There are no eligibility requirements. We ask that you do not take more than you can use, and that you use what you take. There are no restrictions on how often you can use The King's Kupboard, so you may come as needed.

The King's Kupboard offers canned goods and packaged foods, personal items, baby goods, frozen food (including meat and bread), fresh produce, milk and eggs as available.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday & Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.



We welcome volunteers at King's Kupboard and you do not have to belong to Trinity Lutheran Church. Volunteers can help do intake and hand out food when we are open, they can help with stocking and inventory, or they can unload delivery trucks. We also welcome church and civic groups who want to set up a special project to volunteer with King's Kupboard. To volunteer, please call the church office at 517-437-2647.



It takes thousands of pounds of food to keep King's Kupboard running each month. Much of the food is purchased through the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. For more information for the Food Bank of SCM please visit their link:

Some of our donors, both individual and church/civic groups, choose to do food drives and bring the items to King's Kupboard. Please contact the church office at 437-2647 to arrange for dropping off your donation.

Some choose to donate directly to our account at the Food Bank of SCM. The link for that direct donation is: Note: please specify in "comments" box that donation is for King's Kupboard Food Pantry H2200.

Many individuals/groups choose to donate directly to King's Kupboard Food Pantry so that the funds can be used for food or freezer costs or whatever expenses we have associated with the project. You can mail those donations to King's Kupboard at 69 Griswold St., Hillsdale, MI 49242.


King's Kupboard History

Year Total Individuals Unduplicated Total Families Unduplicated
2002 42 - 12 -
2003 8,212 - 2,277 -
2004 22,087 - 5,003 -
2005 23,151 - 5,511 -
2006 22,170 - 5,319 -
2007 23,803 - 6,000 -
2008 29,365 - 7,340 -
2009 31,284 - 8,496 -
2010 23,669 - 7,282 -
2011 25,074 3,129 7,808 1,006
2012 25,850 2,974 7,751 925
2013 27,912 3,068 8,530 919
2014 31,112 3,519 9,280 1,028
2015 31,831 2,927 9,604 901
2016 27,869 2,848 8,414 823

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Trinity Lutheran Church | 69 Griswold Street | Hillsdale, MI 49242-1741
Phone: (517) 437-2647 | Email: Click Here
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