Service industry workers were among the hardest-hit by temporary unemployment. Thankfully, Heart of West Michigan United Way sponsored seven Mobile Pantries in Kent County, meant to support service industry workers who had lost their jobs. Continue reading
COVID-19 Hunger Heroes
When the COVID-19 crisis hit, closing jobs and schools, Feeding America West Michigan quickly saw a ripple effect. As neighbors who had never needed food assistance before found themselves facing empty cupboards, and those already facing hunger found it even more difficult to make ends meet, the need for our services grew exponentially.
But just as quickly as the need increased, organizations and neighbors across our service area stepped up to meet it. This blog series highlights some of these hunger heroes.
Together, we’re fighting hunger in West Michigan and the U.P. despite unprecedented challenges
Now more than ever, access to nutritious food is essential to keeping families in need healthy. Fortunately, our agency partners, volunteers, donors, staff members and so many others are stepping up to fill plates despite challenges. Even the National Guard is lending a hand! Continue reading