COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., February 24, 2023 — Feeding America West Michigan received an $80,000 donation from La Colombe Coffee Roasters to fund the purchase of and graphics installation on a tandem-axle straight truck with a lift gate. The new truck is prioritized for Mobile Pantries in Muskegon, where La Colombe has a manufacturing facility.
La Colombe also donates shelf-stable coffee to the food bank. The donated coffee is offered to partner food pantries and meal programs and is distributed through the Mobile Pantry program.
“The truck that we bought through the grant we received from La Colombe has allowed us to deliver more food via Mobile Pantries in Muskegon County,” said Ryan VanMaldegen, logistics manager at Feeding America West Michigan. “The truck is newer and allows us to deliver food more efficiently, as well as safely with the new liftgate installed.”
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 hundreds of hunger-relief partners to fill 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.