I SUPPORT THE 1%' is a Food Pantry for United States Military to Include Those on Active Duty, National Guard,
Coast Guard, Reservists of all Branches, and Veterans: Active, Separated, and Retired, Throughout Michigan.
WHO WE ARE
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
“I Support the 1%” is a group of concerned citizens who have become aware of the economic hardships suffered by many of the military members stationed in our area.
Because they are called to leave home at a moment’s notice, many find their jobs taken by others when they return. Many have a hard time finding gainful employment due to prejudice against their military requirements and/or the poor economic reality of this area.
Many are homeless and are tortured by memories of the battles they were in, and have difficulty readjusting to civilian life. Many find it difficult to reconcile their dual existence: military at times, civilian at times.
Because of this, we have banded together to provide relief to our local active duty and veteran members among us.
The goal of “I Support the 1%” is simple. We aim to establish a funding source to support a year-round food pantry just for military personnel.
We welcome your support and help. Our returning Veterans and Active Duty Personnel deserve only the best from the country they have sworn to protect.
Please look into donating!
HOW TO GET HELP
WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU!
If you’re a Veteran, a National Guardsman, a Reservist, or active Duty and in need of food aid, here’s how you can receive help from our Pantry.
Just call (989) 823-2078 between 10 am - 4 pm and speak with Judy Adams, our Pantry Director. After verifying that you are indeed an active duty or a veteran, she will set up an appointment to meet with you at the Pantry to disburse the food.
you must have proof of active duty or veteran status. These can be either a military ID card, a VA card with photo, or discharge papers with photo ID.
Our Pantry is located in the historic old terminal at the Harry Browne Airport on Janes Rd in Buena Vista Township. Come visit us by appointment only at address is 4821 Janes Rd, Saginaw, 48601.
HELP US KEEP OUR FOOD PANTRY STOCKED
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
If you would like to donate food to the Pantry, we have two local drop-off locations that you can take it to.
Because we operate on an appointment schedule, we prefer that food donations NOT be taken to the Harry Browne Airport.
Please see our list of preferred food items below that experience has shown our veterans prefer.
The Michigan Heroes Museum,
HOURS | 10 am - 4:30 pm
HOURS | 9 am - 5 pm
PREFERRED DONATION ITEMS
Canned meats - Ham, chicken, Spam, salmon, and corned beef hash
Pork and beans
Peanut butter and jelly
Pasta, rice, and macaroni & cheese
Pancake mix and syrup
Hot and cold cereal
Laundry detergent & liquid dish soap
Personal care items - deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, soap
If you have a question about something you’d like to donate that is not on this list,
please give us a call at 989-823-2078, email us and we’d be happy to help you decide.