The Salvation Army's Fresh Start Baby Pantry program is designed to promote healthy and financially stable households by providing supplemental baby supplies to families with children ages birth to 5yr. When visiting the pantry, parents/guardians will meet with Salvation Army staff and volunteers to discuss their specific needs. During this conversation, staff and volunteers may find other ways that The Salvation Army can assist the family and also pray with them.

The family must provide the following items at time of service: 

  • ID with current local address
  • Income 
  • Birth certificate or Certificate of Birth for eligible child/children
  • Last 4 SS#s for all in household

Diapers for sizes Newborn-5 are needed for the pantry, along with diaper wipes. The pantry runs primarily on diaper/wipe donations from the community. However, a financial gift can be designated to the pantry and are always welcome! 

If you would like more info on this program, please call our office (231-796-5597) or stop in at 325 Linden St. Big Rapids.