Fremont Area Community Foundation funds hunger-relief efforts in Newaygo County

A volunteer sorts fresh vegetables into bags at a Mobile Pantry

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., March 24, 2022 — The Fremont Area Community Foundation—with support from the William and Jeanne Leaver Donor Advised Fund—is providing $76,875 to fight hunger in Newaygo County. These funds will support Feeding America West Michigan’s Mobile Food Pantry program and its partnerships with food pantries and meal programs across the county.

In Newaygo County, 1 in 7 neighbors is food insecure, including 1,810 children. This means they can’t always access or afford enough food to live healthy, active lives. For 14 years, the Fremont Area Community Foundation has supported the food bank’s work, providing nourishing food to countless neighbors.

“I can’t emphasize enough how valuable this partnership has been to the food bank and the neighbors we serve for more than a decade,” said President and CEO Kenneth Estelle. “The Mobile Food Pantry program serves thousands of Newaygo County residents every year in thanks to the foundation’s generous support. Plus, their support helps us provide nourishing food to families via meal programs and traditional food pantries.”

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.

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