Hunger Blog

COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 7: Thanks to the Marquette County COVID-19 Response Fund, a family gets the food they need

When Mary Ann was laid off in mid-March, her first thought was her 7-year-old daughter Madison: “How will we be able to provide for everything she needs?” she recalled thinking. “With bills to pay, feeding our family and pets – I had a slight panic attack,” she shared. Continue reading

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COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 6: MI National Guard dedicates 2 ½ months to hunger-relief efforts during pandemic

From March 16 through June, Feeding America West Michigan has distributed an unprecedented amount of food – 8,956,560 pounds to be exact. That’s roughly 40 percent more food than we distributed during the same time frame in 2019. This food – equivalent to nearly 7.5 million meals – wouldn’t have made it to the hands of our neighbors facing hunger if it weren’t for the support of 17 dedicated Michigan National Guard members. Continue reading