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Holiday Food Share Program

During the month of December, SMCAA, Whirlpool Corporation, KitchenAid Senior PGA of America, and the City of Benton Harbor partner to bring holiday meals to in-need families across Southwest Michigan. 

Applications for 2021 are closed

All interested participants MUST apply for the Holiday Food Share Program.


Contact SMCAA to receive immediate notification if you are eligible. If you are eligible, you will be given pick-up instructions and be mailed a confirmation postcard. Any household without a confirmation postcard on the day of the Food Share will be unable to receive food. ** Bring your postcard with you!


Applications must be received by Monday, December 13, 2021. There are limited slots for this program: 350 slots in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, 50 slots in Niles, and 100 slots in Van Buren County. 

The Holiday Food Share Program will take place on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.


The following guidelines must be followed by all participants: 

  • The Food Share will be done in a drive-thru format. No one will be allowed outside their vehicles except SMCAA staff and volunteers. 

  • Vehicles will not be allowed more than (2) households.

  • Vehicles must have trunks cleaned and cleared for food boxes to be provided. SMCAA staff reserve the right to turn away vehicles not cleared properly.

  • Each household must have their own confirmation postcard present in order to receive their food products. Households without a confirmation postcard will not be given food. If you have not received your postcard by Wednesday, December 15, 2021, you will need to call SMCAA at 269-925-9077. 

There will be no exceptions to these guidelines.

To apply, you may call 269-925-9077 x874 or email the following application form to

​The Holiday Food Share Program is on a first-come-first-served basis. With only 500 slots available, you will need to apply as soon as possible in order to be on the Food Share registrant list.

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