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Location


Millville UMC

1932 N M52

Stockbridge MI 49285


Office Hours

Monday - Thursiday,

9:00am-2:00pm

(517) 851-7853


Connection Food Kits

The Connections Food Kit is intended to meet the nutritional needs of children during non-school hours, specifically on weekends. It targets children who receive reduced price breakfast or lunch at school, and currently serves the students of the Dansville Elementary School. While it seems unlikely that children in a county like Ingham would go to bed hungry on weekends, in reality, many children deal with hunger. Ultimately this program aims to keep students from going hungry on the weekends and remove barriers to academic success.


Connections Food Kit Program Partners:

  • Dansville Schools
  • Capitol Area Elks
  • Millville United Methodist Church
  • Webberville United Methodist Church

How Can You Get Involved?
Any group or person is welcome and encouraged to help pack!  Groups and organizations are also encouraged to participate buy donating financially or through food drives.  The items that are included in the kits are listed below, and may be dropped off at the Dansville Campus (1317 Mason Street, Dansville MI 48819 - map below) or at any of the partner organizations listed above.


The contents of the Kits need to be kid-friendly, nutritious, easy to prepare, and individually portioned. Below is the list of what is included in each one of our Connections Weekend Food Kits:

  • 2 ramen noodles
  • 2 mac and cheese
  • 2 oatmeal
  • 1 can of vegetables
  • 2 granola bars
  • 1 can of ravioli
  • 1 can of soup
  • 2-3 fruit snacks
  • peanut butter and jelly (every now and then)


The kits are put together, assembly-line style, by volunteer groups from the churches. They generally contain two breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners and two snacks. Food is placed in a 2 gallon ziplock bag then placed in a drawstring bag. Volunteers deliver the food to the school.