Eat Out to Beat Hunger: Brick Road Pizza

An innovative pizza shop offering locally sourced ingredients, Michigan brews, and an extensive vegan menu, Brick Road Pizza is helping the hungry in West Michigan. Eat at Brick Road between 5 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, and 15% of your bill will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan. Brick Road Pizza is located at 1017 Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids. You can order ahead by calling 616-719-2409.

A couple hours on a wooded trail in late September. Music, hotdogs, all the colors of fall. Good food for West Michigan families in need.

This is the Million Meal March Trail Hike, and it’s kicking off on Sept. 29 with a 10K hike on the White Pine Trail. The mission, taken up by hikers like you, is to raise enough money to send out one million meals in addition to what Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank already distributes.

On top of helping hungry families, the Trail Hike also benefits Friends of the White Pine Trail, caretakers of the state park.

In the 40 Michigan counties we serve, one in six people struggles with hunger. Among children, it’s one in five. Is it really possible for us to meet this need? If we all band together, we can.

The Million Meal March Trail Hike begins at Feeding America West Michigan in Comstock Park (directions). Starting at 9 a.m., participants can register in person, pick up t-shirts and drop off donations prior to the hike, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Water will be provided along the way, Rockford’s Corner Bar

will serve their famous hotdogs at the halfway point in Belmont, and ice cream, courtesy of Country Fresh, will be waiting for hikers back at the Food Bank. Local bands Hawks and Owls, Chinese Baseball and Suburban 5 & 10 will be playing throughout the day.

A host of West Michigan organizations have already joined the March: Kent District Library, Wolverine Worldwide, Country Fresh, Bissell, Meijer, Eastown Veterinary Clinic, Old Orchard Brands, Berends, Hendricks, Stuit, Forest Hills Foods, Brewery Vivant, B.C. Pizza of Belmont, Rockford’s Corner Bar, Reds on the River, Brick Road Pizza, and Honey Creek Inn and Grist Mill.

Stand up and add your strength to the March by signing up at