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In the Community

Food Distribution


In partnership with Hungry for Christ, Lakeside Church distributes food to about 150 families every month. We welcome anyone in our community who has a need to come and receive assistance. Lakeside volunteers transport food from the warehouse, unload the trucks, organize the food, and make sure that everyone gets a generous share.

If you have the need for some food, there is no need to sign up in advance. Our food distribution happens on the first friday of every month and all you need do is show up anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 for registration. At 3:30, Pastor Dave shares a short meditation and prayer partners are available, but attendance in the sanctuary for these things is purely optional. Food is handed out at 4 and usually the distribution is finished by 5:30.

If you would like more information about volunteering or collecting from our food distribution, feel free to contact the church office.

Service Deacon Projects


Service is a cornerstone of what it means to be a part of Lakeside and an indispensible part of becoming like Jesus. The Lakeside Service Deacons are tasked with linking us with the needs of our local community and organizing Lakeside to serve those outside the church.  Besides responding to requests for monetary help, they also accomplish this by continually investigating and promoting opportunities to serve. Click on this profile to follow the page deeper and see some of the ways in which Jesus might call you to serve in our community.

Kids Food Basket


Join a group of Lakeside women on the first Wednesday of every month to volunteer at Kids’ Food Basket. For two hours, you’ll participate in creating nourishing sack-suppers for our area’s most at-risk children. Kids’ Food Basket seeks to attack childhood hunger and now services over 6,000 children in the Greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon areas. By providing meals for children who would likely go without dinner, Kids’ Food Basket addresses the critical developmental need of a child’s brain and body with nutrition.

While a monthly commitment is not mandatory, one visit to help prepare sack suppers will have a lasting impact on your heart. Meet in the lower parking lot at 6:00pm or at Kids’ Food Basket at 6:30pm