When schools began closing, parents across our service area struggled more than ever to make ends meet. Maria, a single mom of four, was impacted particularly hard: not only were her kids suddenly home, she also lost her job as … Continue reading
If large volunteer groups are the food bank’s bread, long-term volunteers are our butter. Together, they help us serve an average of 21 million meals worth of food to neighbors in need each year. “Long-term volunteers are important because we … Continue reading
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
Cars lined the roads leading to Lakeview Free Methodist Church on a cold but sunny day in late February. Driving the cars were 82 Lakeview families in need of food, awaiting the arrival of a Feeding America West Michigan Mobile … Continue reading
Smiling volunteers wearing shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Kraft Heinz Helps” sorted pop tarts and bagged frozen carrots at Feeding America West Michigan during the company’s annual volunteer day last July.
On the Southernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula, Abundant Life Church & Mission in Menominee serves families facing homelessness and hunger – providing them a place to stay, three square meals a day and the resources they need to get … Continue reading