More than 290,000 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are food insecure — meaning they don't have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity exists for a variety of reasons, and anyone can experience a bout of it. The neighbors served by Feeding America West Michigan's network are constantly changing as people fall in or out of need, but children, seniors and hardworking parents are always among those served.
Feeding America West Michigan serves 40 of Michigan's 83 counties — from the Indiana border north through the western half of the state and the entire Upper Peninsula. Although hunger exists in each and every corner of the food bank's service area, the prevalence varies by county. Currently, Lake County has the highest food insecurity rate.