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COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 6: MI National Guard dedicates 2 ½ months to hunger-relief efforts during pandemic

From March 16 through June, Feeding America West Michigan has distributed an unprecedented amount of food – 8,956,560 pounds to be exact. That’s roughly 40 percent more food than we distributed during the same time frame in 2019. This food – equivalent to nearly 7.5 million meals – wouldn’t have made it to the hands of our neighbors facing hunger if it weren’t for the support of 17 dedicated Michigan National Guard members. Continue reading

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COVID-19 Hunger Heroes Part 5: Subaru, ConAgra and other supporters help Feeding America West Michigan meet increased need through new and replacement equipment

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, closing jobs and schools, Feeding America West Michigan quickly saw a ripple effect. As neighbors who had never needed food assistance before found themselves facing empty cupboards, and those already facing hunger found it even … Continue reading

Meet Grand Rapids’ future leaders who serve food to neighbors in need at Innovation Central High School

Innovation Central High School’s Mobile Food Pantries aren’t run by a team of teachers, parents or by any adults at all. Instead, each month, the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets serve neighbors facing hunger all on their … Continue reading