Feeding America West Michigan recognizes the link between public policy and food insecurity in the communities we serve and is committed to identifying and supporting policy solutions which ensure equitable access to nourishing food for all.

For decades, Feeding America West Michigan has addressed food insecurity directly, through the distribution of food to people in need throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. This work, however essential, does not represent all that can be done to address food insecurity – addressing food insecurity also means researching and evaluating policies which impact the communities we serve, ranging from SNAP to the Child Tax Credit.

Through our advocacy efforts, Feeding America West Michigan seeks to improve the nutrition safety net and ensure equitable access to food for all communities we serve.

Farm Bill Equitable Access

Appropriate SNAP Benefits

Reduce SNAP Benefit Cliffs

TEFAP Funding

Public-private Partnerships

Child Tax Credit Expansion