A: In January 2016, Feeding America West Michigan announced that it would be closing its branches in Sault Ste. Marie and Ishpeming. This does not mean that the food bank is leaving the Upper Peninsula. In fact, it’s the exact … Continue reading
A: Feeding America West Michigan gathers and distributes food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
A: The food bank encourages people to support any organization that fights hunger. But if you’d like to support one that has a huge impact throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, one that operates with incredible efficiency — providing … Continue reading
A: No. The food bank inspects all of the food it receives according to proper safe food handling procedures. Only edible food goes to the 900+ hunger-relief agencies who depend on the food bank — and the clients who depend … Continue reading
A: Because the unexpected happens all the time, everywhere — even in big corporations. Each year, an estimated 40% of food produced in the United States goes to waste. At the industry level, food becomes surplus for many reasons: grocery … Continue reading
A: The food bank doesn’t charge its clients a penny and insists that its partner agencies also provide food to all who need it free of charge. Because Feeding America West Michigan needs to cover its costs, the food bank … Continue reading