Local Partners

Kalamazoo Valley CROP Hunger Walk has been giving 25% of funds we raise to local agencies that serve our community for over 40 years.
Each organization offers services that are important to many in our community. We thank them for their work, and contribute what we can through money that is raised here in Kalamazoo. Together with these local organizations, we fight hunger, homelessness, educational challenges, and abuse. We can only do it with your help. Give online, join our walk, or contribute to one of the many volunteers who support CROP walk.
 
 
Ecumenical Senior Centersenior_center2
The Ecumenical Senior Center provides a broad spectrum of services, resources and activities to enhance the quality of the lives of older citizens. That includes: arts, classes, health and wellness, and food and nutrition.
 
 
 
 
Kalamazoo Loaves & FisheswomWithBasketLaF16  
The Mission of Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
is to reduce hunger in our community.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes will feed hungry people and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.
Our Values:
Respect, Diversity & Inclusion, Stewardship & Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Urgency, Service.
Our Strategic Commitments:
To provide high quality food, to develop high quality client access and support, to nurture our volunteer base, to market our services and our mission, and to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.
 
 
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Open Doors has been helping families achieve housing success since 1970 through programs, partnerships and advocacy.
Our programs provide a solution to the housing crisis for low-wage working families.
As families are strengthened, so is our community.

 
YWCA Kalamazoo Domestic Assault Shelterywca16
The YWCA of Kalamazoo is the first and oldest YWCA in the state of Michigan. Established in 1885, today we are celebrating 125 years of continuous evolution to meet the changing needs of women and families.

YWCA Kalamazoo Domestic Assault Shelter supports survivors of domestic violence from their
emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans and offers free, safe shelter for up to five weeks for victims of domestic violence and their children.

The 66-bed shelter provides residents with food, personal hygiene items, clothing, and emergency transportation, as well as ongoing counseling, support groups, legal aid, court accompaniment, advocacy, parenting education, and housing opportunities.