Mobile Pantries to Provide 115,000 Meals in Upper Peninsula This May

Sharon Hovie and Emily Higbee of the Sault Tribe Elder Meal Program unload food at an April 12 distribution.Comstock Park, Michigan — April 26, 2016 — Next month, Feeding America West Michigan plans to distribute 137,500 pounds of food in the Upper Peninsula through its Mobile Food Pantry program. The food will provide the equivalent of 115,000 meals.

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With nine distributions, May 2016 is the busiest month to date for the Mobile Pantry program in the Upper Peninsula. For comparison, just three Mobile Pantry distributions took place last May.

Feeding America West Michigan’s Mobile Pantries are intended for people with difficulty accessing enough food for themselves or their families. While no proof of income is required at the distributions, clients will be asked to sign a statement affirming that they are in need.

Mobile Pantry Dates for May 2016

May 4
Webster Elementary School, Escanaba, 1:30 p.m.

May 5
Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds, Good Neighbor Services, Manistique, 10 a.m.
VFW Post #4573, Ishpeming, 10 a.m.

May 6
Norway Community Food Pantry, Norway, 5 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Garden, 10 a.m.

May 12
Community Center, Hannahville Indian Community, 11 a.m.

May 25
Negaunee High School, Negaunee, 4:30 p.m.
Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba, 10 a.m.

May 26
St. Ignace United Methodist Church, St. Ignace, 11 a.m.

Note: All times EST.


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