Fremont Area Community Foundation grants $85,000 to support hunger relief in Newaygo County

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Aug. 12, 2019 — The Fremont Area Community Foundation has provided Feeding America West Michigan with an $85,000 grant. The funding will help the food bank provide sustenance for the 5,680 Newaygo County residents facing hunger.

Feeding America West Michigan will utilize the funds to supply Mobile Food Pantries and fill the shelves of fixed pantries in the region. Currently, 1 in 8 neighbors face hunger in Newaygo County. Children are even more at risk: 1 in 6 are food insecure.
Since 2007, the Fremont Area Community Foundation has generously supported Feeding America West Michigan, enabling the food bank’s partner agencies to serve these neighbors in need.

“Without the continuous support we receive from the Fremont Area Community Foundation, we would struggle to fulfill our mission in Newaygo County,” said Ken Estelle, president and CEO of Feeding America West Michigan. “We are extremely grateful for their partnership.”

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. That food is distributed through a network of more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 counties from the Indiana border through the Upper Peninsula. Last year, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more than 21 million meals to those facing hunger. For more information, visit

About Fremont Area Community Foundation
Fremont Area Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Newaygo County residents by connecting community needs with the passions of families, businesses, and individuals. Through strategic and responsive grantmaking, we support programs and organizations that create long-term solutions to the most pressing needs in our community. For more information about Fremont Area Community Foundation, call 231.924.5350 or visit