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Supplemental Food Program

Sustaining Food Pickups

If you’re a senior who struggles to keep your kitchen stocked with essentials, you’re not alone. Our supplemental food program can help by providing a boost of nutritious groceries once a month – and uplifting your sense of security. We work in partnership with other community organizations to value every senior at every Milestone.

Do I Qualify?

  • Age 60 years or more
  • Present a valid Michigan State ID with current address
  • Self-declare an income that meets 130% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. (In 2021, this is less than $12,880 for one person or $17,420 for a household size of two.)

Contact us before the first of the month to register for services.


How it Works

  • Income-eligible seniors living in Kalamazoo County receive groceries once a month.
  • Food distributions happen on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army on South Burdick in Kalamazoo.
    • Do you live in senior housing? Food pickup may be available where you live. (Onsite distribution venues for residents include Golden Tree, Spring Valley Crossings, and Portage Pines.)
    • Are you unable to attend the distribution? No problem. Simply designate a proxy to pick up your distribution.

Current COVID-19 Protocols

We are still operating with slight modifications to our service.

  • Distributions are being held in the parking lots, rather than inside, of standard locations.
    • Staff will verify your information and then load the box into the vehicle for you, OR hand the box to you outside.
    • Staff will sign for you.
    • If you are concerned about leaving home, we encourage you to use a proxy.

Made Possible by Partnership

The Supplemental Food Program is run collectively by Milestone, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, the Salvation Army, and Area Agency on Aging Region 3A.

  • Milestone maintains all client records of registration and services, and assists clients with setting up the program.
  • Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes provides food and volunteers to assist during distribution.
  • The Salvation Army hosts the distribution at their site.
  • Area Agency on Aging assists with program signup.

Other Meal Services

Milestone provides a holistic approach to meal services, meeting the needs of seniors throughout life’s journey. From delivered meals to dining rooms that foster friendship, we build vital human connections with each meal.

Additional Services

The supplemental food program is just one part of the mosaic of Milestone’s choice-driven services. Our essential resources guide the way to emotional support, delivered meals, home care, home repair, managed care, and many other personalized services that ease the burden for seniors, persons with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.