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Here is a list of our warehouses, with employees’ names listed according to where they work. If you are looking for food assistance, visit our Find Food page. If you are making a donation, please mail it to our main warehouse or give online. To view information for agencies, visit our agency page. If you’re not sure who you need to speak with, please call our main warehouse at 616.784.3250.

Branches

Feeding America West Michigan (Main Warehouse) >

Phone 616.784.3250
Fax 616.784.3255
Kenneth R. Estelle photo

President & CEO

Kenneth R. Estelle

Zach Saucier photo

Director of Operations

Zach Saucier
616.389.6354

Gary Munck photo

Director of Finance

Gary Munck
616.432.6962

Pattijean McCahill photo

Development & Marketing Director

Pattijean McCahill
616.389.6356

Brenda Ward photo

Director of Administration & Human Resources

Brenda Ward
616.389.6353

Joseph Jones photo

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Joseph Jones
616.498.6904

Abby LaLonde photo

Community Impact Manager

Abby LaLonde
616.389.6365

Denise Sweet photo

Food Safety & Compliance Manager

Denise Sweet
616.389.6357

Emma LeFranc photo

Donor Relations Manager

Emma LeFranc
616.389.6352

Jacob Sabourin photo

Foundation Relations Manager

Jacob Sabourin
616.432.6975

James Fitz photo

Warehouse Manager

James Fitz
616.432.6965

Jerry Knapp photo

Product Sourcing Manager

Jerry Knapp
616.432.6970

Marty Appleton photo

Individual Gifts Officer

Marty Appleton
616.784.3250

Molly Kooi (media contact) photo

Communication and Marketing Manager

Molly Kooi (media contact)
616.432.6974

Ryan VanMaldegen photo

Logistics Manager

Ryan VanMaldegen
616.389.6360

Shay Kovacs photo

Programs Manager

Shay Kovacs
616.432.6966

Susie Dutcher photo

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Susie Dutcher
616.250.3980

Alyssa Beil (Stickney) photo

Agency Partnerships Coordinator

Alyssa Beil (Stickney)
616.389.6358

Conrad Cuncannan photo

Programs Coordinator

Conrad Cuncannan
616.295.8190

Francesca Almonte photo

Reclamation Coordinator

Francesca Almonte
616.432.6969

Nate Maroulis (food drive contact) photo

Retail Coordinator

Nate Maroulis (food drive contact)
616.432.6980

Clare Green photo

Agency Partnerships Specialist

Clare Green
616.389.6350

Hope Banks photo

Community Partnerships Specialist

Hope Banks
616.286.9977

Jessi McKellar photo

Client Partnerships Specialist

Jessi McKellar
616.278.5800

Sheila Williams photo

Volunteer Partnerships Specialist

Sheila Williams
616.389.6351

​Anneliese (Anna) Orr photo

Programs Specialist

​Anneliese (Anna) Orr
616.389.6348

Feeding America West Michigan: Benton Harbor >

Branch ManagerCindy Thomson
Phone 269.926.2646
Fax 269.927.7196

Learn More >

1488 East Empire Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

PO Box 825
Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Feeding America West Michigan: Cadillac >

Branch ManagerLorrie Hockanson
Phone 231.779.0056
Alt Phone 231.779.6903
Fax 231.779.0775

Learn More >

Western UP Food Bank (Houghton) >

Executive DirectorJean LaBerge
Phone 906.482.5548
Fax 906.482.5512

926 Dodge St.
Houghton, MI 49931

PO Box 420
Hancock, MI 49930

Board of Directors >

Feeding America West Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by an all-volunteer board of directors drawn from the food bank’s various constituencies. Board members are elected (by the board) to three-year terms and may serve up to three such three-year terms. The food bank’s board meets bi-monthly at the food bank itself.

President and CEO
Kenneth R. Estelle

Board Chair
Amanda McVay
Group VP, Marketing & Customer Strategy
Meijer

Treasurer
Richard Haslinger
Retired President
Chase Bank

Secretary
Danielle Veldman
Senior Consultant
Inclusive Performance Strategies

Members

Jeffrey S. Batthershall
Partner
Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP

Thomas L. Bylenga
President
Star Truck Rentals, Inc.

Mike DeVriendt
Retired Executive Director
Senior Meals on Wheels 

Joan Garety
Retired Executive
Meijer

Beulah Guydon
Executive Director
Positive Options

Kay Hahn
Owner
Sew Hungry

Kyle Kuehl
Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church Newberry, MI

Kevin Mahoney
Retired Executive
Sysco Food Services

Rev. Bruce McCoy
President & Executive Director
Bibleway Outreach Ministries

Frank Samuel
Accounting Manager
Spectrum Health, Lakeland

Kara Smith
Sr. Director NA Operations
Bissell Homecare, Inc.

Robert R. Stark
President & Portfolio Manager
Calder Investment Advisors

Want to work in hunger relief?

See which jobs are currently available at Feeding America West Michigan and our partners throughout the state and across the county. Current Openings >

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