Reverend John H. Goodrow was rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, from 1962 to 1985. During his tenure, he strongly supported "Food with Friends," a Commission on Aging program providing lunches in the parish hall. He was also responsible for many other community outreach initiatives, including the St. John’s Emergency Food Program.
When Father Goodrow died, the community established The John H. Goodrow Fund (JHGF) in tribute to him. Today the John H. Goodrow Fund is an independent 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and a United Way affiliate agency partner.
It is the purpose of the John H. Goodrow Fund to provide emergency aid, including food, shelter, clothing, medicine, gasoline or other forms of assistance to residents of Isabella County whose needs are not met or fulfilled by other community resources.