Building on 40 years of service
For more than 40 years, Feeding America West Michigan has taken great strides toward our vision—a community in which all neighbors are nourished and empowered within an equitable food system. Today, we serve 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties in partnership with hundreds of food pantries and meal programs. For the last 10 years, we’ve distributed an average of 21 million meals’ worth of food annually.
However, we have not yet been able to fill every empty plate, and many regions in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula remain underserved—even with our Comstock Park facility operating at functional capacity for the last few years. In 2020, the pandemic pushed us to work beyond functional capacity—causing inefficiencies and increased food waste and expenses. Our community needs us to heighten our level of service, but this can’t happen in our current Comstock Park facility.
Last year, we acquired a facility in Kentwood that will become our new headquarters and distribution center. Now, we’re calling on friends like you to help us turn this facility into the food bank our community needs. The facility will ultimately enable us to distribute the equivalent of 37.5 million meals per year—a 50% increase from 25 million in 2020. When complete, the project will not only help us nourish neighbors we couldn’t before, but also expand our horizons and change the trajectory of hunger relief across our service area.
Nourish Tomorrow Advancement Campaign Cabinet
Wayman & Dinah Britt
David & Judy Frey
Sharon Van Loon
Nourishing children, seniors and all in need across 40 counties
At Feeding America West Michigan, we believe no one should go hungry and that our community has the power to change lives—one meal at a time. With this belief in mind, our food bank’s Nourish Tomorrow campaign will fund more than just the renovation of a new building; it will fund the revitalization of our approach to hunger relief in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Nourish Tomorrow, a $6 million advancement campaign, will enable us to…
You can help! Give today.
To date, we have received over $8 million in support of our Nourish Tomorrow campaign. However, construction costs are significantly higher than anticipated so we have not yet raised enough funds to renovate our new facility and expand our programs as planned. With your help, we can nourish more families throughout our region—today and tomorrow.
You could also support the Nourish Tomorrow campaign through:
- A Multiple-Year Pledge Commitment (may be paid over a three-year period)
- A Gift of Appreciated Assets (i.e. stock)
- An Estate Gift
Please talk to one of our campaign representatives to learn more.