Hunger Blog

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COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 3: Fremont Area Community Foundation helps the food bank fight hunger year-round, increases support during the pandemic

Newaygo County’s rurality means many residents face unique challenges, even without a global pandemic. Many people in this region work in the tourism, manufacturing and agricultural industries, which have suffered greatly due to COVID-19. Typically, 1 in 7 Newaygo neighbors faces hunger, but now, 1 in 5 is projected to face hunger this year, according to the Feeding America National Organization. Continue reading

COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 2: Donations decline, hunger soars, but UPS, Fifth Third, Feeding America give essential support

The pandemic has created the perfect storm for Feeding America West Michigan – higher demand, reduced food donations and plenty of changes to our operating model. We’ve had to spend much more on purchasing food so that we can help organizations like Community Action House serve neighbors. Continue reading