Applications Being Taken For Whirlpool Holiday Food Sharing Program


Whirlpool and the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency are preparing for their seventh annual Holiday Food Sharing Program. Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship Director Brandon Haney tells us the organizations team up each year to give a basket containing a turkey and other foods to those in need.

“From us working with the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Whirlpool, the city of Benton Harbor, I think we all realize the importance of giving back to the community,” Haney said. “So, we all love this time of the year when we can come together and be part of this special event.”

Haney says 400 turkeys will be given out. Since the program’s founding in 2015, the SMCAA has helped more than 2,800 families in Benton Harbor, Benton Township, and St. Joseph. Applications are now being taken for the food baskets at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency. The applications can be picked up at several locations we have listed at our website. The distribution day will be December 22.

Applications can be picked up:

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency: 185 East Main St, S303, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
United Way: 2015 Lakeview Ave, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
The Department of Health and Human Services: 401 8th St, Benton Harbor, MI. 49023
Benton Harbor City Hall: 200 E. Wall St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
City of St, Joseph: 700 Broad St, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Benton Charter Township: 1725 Territorial Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Mosaic: 510 W. Main St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Michigan Works: 401 8th St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
The Emergency Shelter Services: 645 Pipestone St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
The Salvation Army: 233 Michigan St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Benton Harbor/Benton Township Senior Services, Inc: 225 Colfax Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Applications need to be turned in to SMCAA by Friday, December 16, 2022. Applications may be returned in the following manner:

By email:
By phone: 269-925-9077 ext. 874
By drop-off: SMCAA Main Office – 185 E. Main St., Suite 303, Benton Harbor, MI 49085

Applicants will receive immediate notification of eligibility and, if eligible, pick-up instructions for the day of the event.