Victory Lutheran Church Expects to Feed 300 Families in Gwinn This Friday

Clients sign in at a Mobile Food Pantry in Sault Ste. Marie, April 12.
Clients sign in at a Mobile Food Pantry in Sault Ste. Marie, April 12.

Comstock Park, Michigan — April 19, 2016 — This Friday, Victory Lutheran Church of Gwinn will host a Mobile Food Pantry. The truck, provided by Feeding America West Michigan, will contain 15,000 pounds of fresh produce, dairy and baked goods, enough to serve 300 households. (Download the Press Release)

The Mobile Pantry is intended for people in need. Recipients are not required to show proof of income, though they will be asked to sign a statement affirming that they are in need of food assistance.

This is the third time Victory Lutheran has hosted a Mobile Pantry since 2014. Funding for the food distribution was provided by a UP native who has taken an interest in Feeding America West Michigan’s expansion in the region.

That expansion was announced in January, and as of March 31 has yielded a 53-percent increase in food distribution over 2015, year to date.

The distribution will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22. Victory Lutheran Church is located at 315 Explorer Street in Gwinn.


About Feeding America West Michigan. Serving local families in need since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims safe surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. We distribute that food through a network of more than 1,100 food pantries, youth programs, and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 counties from the Indiana border through the Upper Peninsula. Each year, an estimated 492,100 people receive food from Feeding America West Michigan. For more information, visit