Michigan Gateway Community Foundation to fund four Mobile Food Pantries in Marcellus community 

A few boxes of food are lined up waiting to be distributed

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Nov. 19, 2020  — Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council has awarded Feeding America West Michigan with a $1,730 grant. The funding will enable the food bank to provide quarterly Mobile Food Pantries in Marcellus.

The food distributions aim to serve 100 families each. At 5,000 lbs. of food per distribution, more than 16,000 meals’ worth of food will be provided through the Mobile Pantries. 

In Cass County, where Marcellus is located, 1 in 8 people – including 1,560 children –faced hunger before the pandemic. Now, that ratio is projected to be higher. Anyone in need of food support can attend the Mobile Pantries. 

The Marcellus Community Food Pantry will host the Mobile Pantries sponsored by the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. Once the food distributions are scheduled, more details will appear at www.FeedWM.org/mobile-pantry-schedule/?county=Cass

Contact Molly Kooi at 616-460-9342 or MollyK@FeedWM.org for more information.

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.