Share Your Story

Stories are a powerful tool in fighting hunger.

They inspire people to action, and show neighbors facing similar experiences that they aren’t alone. That’s why we seek out stories and share them on our blog, in newsletters, with grantors and on social media.

We love hearing why and how you fight hunger so please feel free to submit as many stories as you can, whenever you can, and encourage others to do so, too.

Consider sharing any of the following: 

  • Your own story of receiving food assistance. Share a sentence or two or go deeper. 
  • The story of a neighbor who has received food from your program. Why did this neighbor need food and what is their life like now? We appreciate contact info so we can do a follow-up interview with the subject, but this is not necessary.
  • Nominate a star volunteer. Let us know why your nominee deserves a spotlight, and include their contact information.
  • A memorable experience. Tell us about your experience as a Feeding America West Michigan volunteer.
  • The reason you donate. Explain why you support Feeding America West Michigan.

If we decide to write and feature your story on our blog, social media or in our newsletter, we will reach out to you for more information, and may ask to photograph you or create a video. Email Content Specialist Kelly Reitsma at with any questions.

Learn more about storytelling at the food bank.

Share Your Story

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I understand that Feeding America West Michigan may highlight my story in its publications and share it with legislators, the media or the public. This could include use for fundraising purposes. *
If asked, I would consider sharing my story with the media, being interviewed by Feeding America West Michigan staff or letting a photographer take a photo of me to go with my story.