For more than 40 years, Feeding America West Michigan has taken great strides toward our vision—a community in which all neighbors are nourished and empowered within an equitable food system. Today, we serve 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties in partnership with hundreds of food pantries and meal programs. For the last 10 years, we’ve distributed an average of 21 million meals’ worth of food annually, but there is still so much more work to do.
Last year, we acquired a facility in Kentwood that will become our new headquarters and distribution center. Now, we’re seeking to meet and exceed our $6 million goal to help us turn this facility into the food bank our community needs. The facility will ultimately enable us to distribute the equivalent of 37.5 million meals per year—a 50% increase from 25 million in 2020.
When complete, the project will not only help us nourish neighbors we couldn’t before, but also expand our horizons and change the trajectory of hunger relief across our service area.
To learn more about our Nourish Tomorrow campaign, please visit FeedWM.org/nourishtomorrow.