In Watervliet, a Berrien County community, neighbors face challenges similar to those in many small towns when it comes to accessing and affording enough healthy food: Jobs are harder to find, grocery stores are farther away and what little produce … Continue reading
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
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
Allegan Seventh-day Adventist Church provides an oasis of hope for neighbors facing hunger
Hidden in the cornfields of Allegan County lies an oasis of hope for the 10,000 plus residents struggling with food insecurity.
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
Mobile Pantry provides more than food thanks to Chef Tim
Chef Tim has always hated food waste, but when the Advantage Marketing chef began performing cooking demonstrations for Meijer stores, he noticed leftovers were difficult to avoid.