Eat Out to Beat Hunger: Cherie Inn

Each Saturday from now through March, Cherie Inn will donate $1 to Feeding America West Michigan for every customer who orders Eggs Benedict. That’s equivalent to 4 meals for your hungry neighbors. Stop by this East Hills favorite for breakfast or lunch. View the menu and get directions.

March with us toward a million meals

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: Friends of the White Pine Trail, Fifth Third Bank, MLive, Kent District Library, Wolverine Worldwide, Country Fresh, BISSELL, ARC Michigan, GR Outdoor, Crowe Horwath LLP, Meijer, Eastown Veterinary Clinic, Old Orchard Brands, Berends, Hendricks, Stuit, Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, Brewery Vivant, B.C. Pizza of Belmont, Rockford’s Corner Bar, Reds on the River, Brick Road Pizza, Cherie Inn, and Honey Creek Inn and Grist Mill.

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

How we can all end hunger together
It’s shocking, how many West Michigan families don’t know where their next meal will come from. But it’s amazing, what a big difference you make when you join Feeding America West Michigan – and thousands of farmers, manufacturers, grocers, restaurateurs and other committed citizens – in saving surplus food from landfills and sending it where it’s needed to feed the hungry. Ever wondered what you can do about hunger? This 4-minute video shows how a little help from you can make maximum change.

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