United Way of Marquette County grant funds Mobile Food Pantries in the community

Marquette mobile pantry volunteers

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., February 27, 2022 —  Feeding America West Michigan received $6,718 in funding from the United Way of Marquette County to support the Mobile Food Pantry program across Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula.

In Marquette County, 1 in 7 neighbors are food insecure. This is about 8,890 people in the community who are in need of food assistance. Each food distribution provides supplemental groceries—including produce, protein, dairy, grains and more—to anyone in need at no charge.

“Feeding America West Michigan is so grateful for the grant funds granted to us by United Way of Marquette County,” said Kenneth Estelle, president and CEO of Feeding America West Michigan. “With these grant funds we are able to provide easily-accessible food to neighbors in Marquette.”

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.