‘Recipe for Success’ brings cooking demonstrations to U.P. Mobile Pantries

Three volunteers pose as they wait to pass out recipe samples to neighbors in line at a Mobile Food Pantry

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., August 1, 2022 — Recipe for Success—a collaborative initiative of Feeding America West Michigan, the Marquette Food Co-op and the NMU Center for Rural Health—is bringing recipe demonstrations to certain Upper Peninsula Mobile Pantries this year, thanks to a generous grant from the Superior Health Foundation. You can see the library of recipes and online cooking demonstrations here. Find the live demo schedule here.

In total, 20 live recipe demonstrations will be held at seven Mobile Pantry sites in six U.P. counties.

All recipes created and shared include foods commonly found at Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantries. These food distributions are like farmers markets on wheels, providing a variety of fresh produce and other food to anyone facing hunger. View the Mobile Pantry schedule here.

“Feeding America West Michigan is grateful for the Superior Health Foundation’s continued support of our mission,” said Joseph Jones, the food bank’s director of strategic initiatives and partnerships. “All our neighbors should have access to nourishing food and food education. By providing easy-to-access recipes for our U.P. neighbors, this new initiative is filling a gap in our services.”

“Recipe for Success has been incredibly valuable in further developing partnerships that benefit the public,” said Elise Bur, director of the Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health. “Increasing access to healthy recipes, providing food samples and educating people about optional ways to prepare and store products available through Mobile Food Pantries, has been well received. It is my hope this experience and the partnerships formed will continue to develop and expand in the future.”

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 700 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 FeedWM.org or call 616-784-3250.