Michigan Gateway Community Foundation to provide 12,500 meals for Cass County residents through grant

A girl reaches for food at a Mobile Food Pantry.

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Dec. 11, 2019 — Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council has awarded Feeding America West Michigan with a $2,475 grant. The funding will provide three 5,000 pound Mobile Food Pantries at Marcellus Community Food Pantry in Cass County.

In Cass County, 5,960 people face hunger – 1,660 are children. These food distributions aim to serve 100 families each. In the end, an estimated 300 families equating to approximately 690 individuals will be served.

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 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties from the Indiana border through the Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit FeedWM.org or call 616-784-3250.