COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., February 3, 2023 — A local family foundation will match up to $400,000 in donations to Feeding America West Michigan’s Nourish Tomorrow campaign. The campaign aims to turn what was MC Sport’s distribution center in Kentwood into the food bank’s new headquarters and distribution center.
The campaign’s initial fundraising goal was $6 million. However, lasting effects of the pandemic caused construction costs to be significantly higher than the food bank anticipated and therefore the organization has not yet raised enough funds to renovate its new facility and expand programs as planned. The organization’s new fundraising goal is $9 million.
To date, the campaign has received over $8 million in support, including a $2 million gift from Meijer and $2 million in ARPA funding. The $800,000 the food bank could receive through this dollar-for-dollar match from a local family foundation would enable the organization to reach its new goal.
Donations can be made online at FeedWM.org/NourishTomorrow or checks can be sent to the organization’s administrative office at 1950 Waldorf St NW, Suite 10B Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Questions about donations to this campaign can be directed to Emma LeFranc, Donor Relations Manager, at 616.389.6352 or EmmaLF@FeedWM.org.
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.