In the middle of Alger County Michigan, just south of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, neighbors facing hunger accessed the food they needed at two Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantries, held at the local fairgrounds.
At an elementary school in Big Rapids, Leah’s official title is “secretary,” but she often finds herself helping hungry kids. She and the school’s social worker watch students closely for hunger’s warning signs – such as misbehavior, lack of focus or hunger between meals. They then connect these students to Angels of Action’s weekend meals program. Continue reading
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.
Luther was once a booming lumber town, but is now home to just 325 people. Historic buildings remain, lining the village’s main street, but much of Luther’s industry left with a late-1800s fire.
Sometimes all it takes to put a smile on a hungry neighbor’s face is knowledge of where their next meal will come from.
In Michigan’s most rural areas, those living with food insecurity often face challenges accessing the services they need to thrive. In Howard City, Pine Grove Community Church is fighting to change this,