Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Idema Food Pantry and Clothes Closet and Coordinators

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The Idema Food Pantry provides groceries to needy Seminary students and their families. The Clothes Closet provides used clothing, shoes and various household items free of charge to all seminarians and their families.

The Coordinators of the Idema Food Pantry and Clothes Closet are Joshua Jiang and Rebecca Hall.  The ministry is overseen by the Dean of Students, Jeff Sajdak, and the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, Sarah Konynenbelt, as well as by the Student Senate.

Volunteers also play a vital role in the smooth operation of the food pantry and clothes closet. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Joshua Jiang at or Rebecca Hall at


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Who May Use the Idema Food Pantry?

Students and their families may use the Idema Food Pantry if their income is below the income eligibility guidelines stated below.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Michigan

2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines Effective April 1, 2020

Based on 200 Percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

What do students need to do to use the Idema Food Pantry?

Come to the Food Pantry with your student ID.  When you use the Food Pantry, you affirm that your income is below the limits listed above.

Idema Food Pantry Hours and Location:

The Idema Food Pantry and Clothes Closet are located in the basement of the seminary.  The Clothes Closet is open whenever the Seminary is open.  Food Pantry hours:

Due to COVID-19, and in order to keep our community safe, hours may vary. Please email Joshua Jiang at to schedule a time to access the food pantry.


During the School Year During the Summer
Monday and Wednesday Wednesday
12:30pm – 1:00pm 12:30pm – 1:00pm