Dedicated to feeding children affected by hunger.



  • Feed the children of Allegan County affected by hunger

  • Create a sustainable long-term plan to support food programs

  • Ensure confidentiality of the students and families involved in the programs

  • Ensure diversity among those being served



  • Continued fundraising efforts to support the food program and our resources

  • Continued growth efforts in the currently participating elementary schools of Douglas and Fennville

  • Enhanced relationships and new partnerships with other elementary, middle and high schools within Allegan County to address broader hunger needs




More details to follow soon!

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“Our strength at DES comes from the many supports we have – and you are one of those supports. Thank you so much for all you do to help our students.”

michaelle gust  |  principal, douglas elementary school


Our Story

Created in 2017 by George Stoutin and Ron Collins, Children First Lakeshore is a local, Saugatuck/Douglas based, 501(3)(c) non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children affected by hunger throughout Allegan County.

Children First Lakeshore is committed to our mission through fundraising efforts, and the building of partnerships and relationships with existing organizations and food programs.


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