Direct Response

The Dorothy L. Hobbs Food Pantry, operated by Galilee Baptist Church, is located at the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference. Guests are served Mondays and Thursdays from 9 – 11 am.

The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is a faith-based and faith guided the organization doing the Lord’s work through this ministry. Although we would take great joy in sharing our beliefs and encouraging those who have not found the Lord, KDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, handicap or religious preference regarding the services our guests receive. Our Direct Response Servants (DRS) will meet with each guest to listen to their story. Some have just been released from prison, others deal with addictions, while others are single moms trying to support a family on a minimum wage income. The circumstances are countless.

Requests vary from clothing to personal needs, household goods, furniture, appliances, and various other needs. The goal is to help with tangible needs as well as to share Christ’s love through compassion and encouragement. DRS visits with guests on a first come-first served basis Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am – 11:30 am and 1 pm – 3 pm. The numbers of guests seen each session will depend upon the number of DRS available. Doors open and guests may begin registering at 9 am. We begin seeing guests at 9:30 am the following morning devotions. Attendance at devotions is not required for guests to be seen or to receive services.