Q: Why did you close your branches in the Upper Peninsula?

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 opposite. Feeding America West Michigan is transitioning from a branch-based distribution model to a model based on three distribution methods: Mobile Food Pantries, direct delivery to agencies, and depot deliveries. With this new strategy, the food bank aims to distribute 50% more food to the Upper Peninsula. Learn more.

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