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
Inside the food bank: New freezer will reduce waste, feed families
At the food bank, numerous ceiling-high shelves are filled with an ever-cycling rotation of canned goods, juice boxes and other non-perishable food. In the back, spanning roughly half the length of our 55,000 sq. foot warehouse, stand both a walk-in … Continue reading
Breaking down barriers: A Benton Harbor nonprofit feeds neighbors
For many neighbors living in Benton Harbor, healthy food can be difficult to access. In parts of the city, grocery stores carrying affordable, healthy options are distant, and many neighbors lack the transportation to get to them. As a result, … Continue reading
Feeding America West Michigan welcomes new Upper Peninsula board member
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., March 25, 2020 — Newberry native Mary Archambeau will represent the Upper Peninsula as Feeding America West Michigan’s newest board member. Archambeau has fought hunger in Luce County for 23 years and has volunteered in the Newberry … Continue reading
Trucks: The fuel behind the food bank
The Darden Foundation recently helped fund one of the most important, yet least “glamorous,” aspects of the food bank’s operations – truck fuel. Without trucks, the food bank could not fulfill its mission.
The Pokagon Fund aims to improve the health of neighbors facing hunger in Harbor Country by providing 60,000 nutritious meals
In 2019, The Pokagon Fund continued its hunger-relief efforts in Harbor Country by sponsoring 24 Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantries.