The Fire Hub is a unique, multi-million dollar casino community reinvestment, with FireKeepers Casino directly purchasing, redeveloping and creating a downtown restaurant concept, plus adjacent food pantry to assist those less fortunate in the community, all housed in a restored historic city firehouse.
The Fire Hub’s most important goal is to give back to the community. This is accomplished via multiple programs. First, The Kendall Street Pantry, located in the rear section of the building, works in conjunction with the South Michigan Food Bank, distributing food from shelves to those less fortunate. Secondly, a large greenhouse on nearby tribal land is utilized to grow food, providing a free salad bar for area schools. The third element is a fund which supports local charities, with eighty percent of all restaurant profits providing the monies.
To support access to good, healthy food in the Battle Creek community by partnering with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, and by assisting in their mission to provide food, advocacy, and education on hunger issues at the local level.
Located at The Fire Hub, the Kendall Street Pantry is open Monday evenings from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The mission is to help end food insecurity for individuals and households in the Battle Creek area by providing 2-3 days worth of food, once per month. The pantry is set up as a choice pantry, allowing each client the opportunity to select the food needed and wanted. For questions, please contact the Food Bank of South Central Michigan at 269-964-3663.