Programs addressing childhood hunger receive boost from Belmont Engineered Plastics

Two girls stand holding their meals.

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., July 21, 2021 — The food bank’s efforts to nourish children are getting a boost this year thanks to a $20,000 donation from Belmont Engineered Plastics.

This summer, their support will help the food bank provide food to kids in need every weekday through Library Lunches to Go, a program run in partnership with 15 Kent District Library branches and four Bookmobile stops.

Come fall, the remaining Belmont Engineered Plastics’ funds will help the food bank purchase food for youth-focused agency partners, who run other childhood hunger-relief programs. Many of the foods essential to these programs — like juice boxes and string cheese — are seldom donated. Donations like Belmont Engineered Plastics’ help the food bank fill this gap.

“Belmont Engineered Plastics’ gift will nourish kids in West Michigan for the rest of the year,” said the food bank’s Development Manager Susie Dutcher. “Kids who may otherwise go without rely on the food our partners provide. Support from Belmont Engineered Plastics makes it possible for us to ensure our partners can serve these kids the food they need to thrive.”

About Feeding America West Michigan

Serving local families in need since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims millions of meals’ worth of safe, surplus food from various sources. With the help of countless volunteers, the food bank sorts, stores and distributes this food through a network of more than 800 partners to fill hundreds of thousands of neighbors’ plates instead of landfills. The food bank’s service area consists of 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties from the Indiana border north through the Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit or call 616-784-3250.