Hunger threatens 1 in 7 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. But our community, from volunteers to donors to local farmers and retailers, are taking action to solve this problem, and Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is at the heart of their efforts. Catch up on all the latest Food Bank news in the newest issue of the Full Plate Press.
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Army couple overcomes food insecurity after leaving service
On a bright September morning, John and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, not for medical care but for a few days’ supply of groceries. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank was distributing more than 40,000 pounds of food in what would be their single largest Mobile Food Pantry to date. Some 2,700 veterans and their family members were served that day.
Mobile Pantry honors mother’s legacy of generosity
Margaret Johnson passed away in July at age 86. A longtime supporter of the Mobile Food Pantry at Hesperia United Methodist Church, Margaret asked that a collection be taken at her funeral to support the ministry. Margaret’s family used the money to host a Mobile Pantry in her honor.
Cargill donates food, funds and time to solve hunger
Cargill Kitchen Solutions, based in Lake Odessa, is one of Feeding America West Michigan’s biggest food donors, but they also sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry in one of neediest communities. Find out how our long-running partnership with Cargill is making a difference in West Michigan.