national guard member carrying food to car on full plate press issue cover

2020 Issue 3

In this edition of Full Plate Press, you’ll learn how the food bank has been fighting hunger during this unprecedented time and meet some of the neighbors we’ve supported. Next, you’ll get to know Susie and learn about her role as development manager. Then, you’ll see our 2019 impact at a glance in our annual report. Finally, you’ll meet two members of the Michigan National Guard and learn how their team helped the food bank distribute a massive amount of food when our neighbors needed it most. Continue reading

Kim and fellow National Guard member filling a trunk with food

National Guard Comes Up Big

From March 16 through June, Feeding America West Michigan distributed an unprecedented amount of food — 8,956,560 pounds to be exact. 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 Michigan National Guard members who dedicated 2 1/2 months of their time to the cause. Continue reading

the number 2019 with produce behind it

2019 Annual Report

Every year, numerous supporters help Feeding America West Michigan get nutritious food to our neighbors who need it most. Nothing we do would be possible without the help of countless hunger heroes working to end hunger alongside us. Take a look at our annual report to see our impact at a glance. Continue reading

andy volunteers at a mobile pantry

Getting and Giving Back

When Andy lost his real estate job because of COVID-19, he and his wife Stephanie were worried about how they would put food on the table. They needed to ensure their three teenage sons had enough to eat, so they attended a Mobile Food Pantry. The family didn’t end up needing to attend the following month, but they chose to volunteer as a way to give back. Continue reading