The TrueNorth Food Pantry will be closed December 10 to 13 for our Children's Christmas Programs & Toys for Tots Distribution. Regular hours resume Friday, December 14.


Become an Ally with Circles Newaygo Co.

Circles Newaygo County strives to reduce poverty one family at a time, working with Circle Leaders (heads of families) to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Become someone who supports those efforts by becoming an Ally, volunteering to work alongside them on their journey forward.

Or support the Circle Leaders and Allies on one of our resource teams.

To volunteer with or to get more details on Circles Newaygo County, call (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or email


Get Heat and Energy Help with emPower

TrueNorth Community ServicesemPower heat and energy assistance program assists people struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them to become self-sufficient.

emPower is working to provide help across Michigan for 2018-2019 in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Agency for Energy.

These are the steps to discover success with emPower’s assistance through its Self-Sufficiency Services:

  1. Complete and be approved for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ State Emergency Relief (SER) assistance. Apply through MI Bridges
  2. Choose TrueNorth Community Services as your referral partner
  3. Get contacted by emPower to start your self-sufficiency journey

For more details, visit our emPower information page ; visit emPower's website or call 231.355.5880.


Food Pantry Closed for CCP Distribution

The TrueNorth Food Pantry is closed Monday through Thursday, December 10 to 13, because of our Children's Christmas Programs & Toys for Tots Distribution; the pantry reopens Friday, December 14.

We expect to serve more than 2,000 children from 1,000 Newaygo County families this year through Children's Christmas Programs & Toys for Tots.

Besides financial and material assistance from our program partners the Toys for Tots FoundationFremont Area Community Foundation and The Gerber Foundation, we truly realize we couldn't do it without all our volunteers and donors.

We are appreciative of everyone who contributed toys and gifts at our 53 collection locations in Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo, and White Cloud. 

Financial donations are also vital because they allow us to purchase many necessary items. We continue to accept donations for the program.


Discover All the Fun at Camp Newaygo

There are a range of community activities to enjoy at Camp Newaygo. Discover someplace special.

The upcoming events at Camp Newaygo include:

Holiday Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, December 14. Dinner, hors d'oeuvres and a dessert buffet, all prepared by Ridge Specialties, are part of this holiday celebration at Lang Lodge for all groups -- businesses, clubs, families and friends. A full cash bar with snacks opens at 4 p.m., with dining from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $24 per person. For more information, call (231) 652-1184 or email

Get Your Sparkle On!: New Year's Eve at Lang Lodge, 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 31-1 a.m. Tuesday, January 1. Ring in 2019 on Pickerel Lake at Camp Newaygo, with a plated dinner by Ridge Specialties with 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. servings, a champagne toast, midnight balloon drop, The Jetts performing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a DJ from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. in a festive atmosphere. Tickets: $50 per person through November 30; $55 per person December 1 and after; and $275 for a table of six. For more information, call (231) 652-1184 or email

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 South Centerline Road in Newaygo. For more information, visit; call (231) 652-1184; or email


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