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

A: In January 2016, Feeding America West Michigan announced that we would be closing our branches in Sault Ste. Marie and Ishpeming. This does not mean we’re leaving the Upper Peninsula. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. We are 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, we aim to distribute 50% more food to the Upper Peninsula. Learn more.

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