Student Life Office

Idema Food Pantry & Clothes Closet

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 Student Life Office oversees the food pantry while Student Coordinators Jilanne German and Uriel Alcivar are responsible for the general operation of the food pantry and clothes closet.

Volunteers also play a vital role in the smooth operation of the food pantry and clothes closet. To volunteer or donate items for the clothes closet, contact semdos@calvinseminary.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 established by The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Michigan:
2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines
How do I use the 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
During construction, the Idema Food Pantry and Clothes Closet are located in the basement at 3300 Burton St. SE. Please email semdos@calvinseminary.edu to make an appointment to access the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.