Turn scrap metal into Metal for Meals

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Metal for Meals

Semi-annual scrap metal recycling Metal for Mealsdrive

It’s amazing how much scrap metal we throw away on a daily basis. Instead of paying a trash hauler to dump your scrap in a landfill, we can “turn your trash into cash”. Metal for Meals helps to fund the food pantry at St. Mary Church on the near-west side of Grand Rapids.

This semi-annual Metal for Meals food pantry fundraiser recycles metal: copper, aluminum, iron, steel, lead, wire, brass, etc. Unusable household items like washing machines, dryers, rakes, garden tools, irons, siding, bikes, grills, tin cans, file cabinets, tire rims, microwaves, bed frames, wire, pipes, machinery, motors, etc., can all be donated to this great cause.

2023 dates:

  • Friday, April 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.–noon
  • Friday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Twice a year (late April/early October—check our parish calendar) we sponsor a day to bring your items to the church parking lot at 420 Second St. NW, Grand Rapids [MAP]. We even have people available to help unload items from your car. Or if you need your items picked up, please call ahead to the parish office, tel. 616.459.7390, to make arrangements.

All of the scrap metal collected will be sold with proceeds to benefit the St. Mary Food Pantry. There is a sadly high number of people in our city that require food assistance.