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
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
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.
These teenage pageant queens are doing good in their community
Isabelle is not only passionate about beauty, but also about helping her neighbors in need.
Partner Spotlight: Piano in Action
Sherry named her piano studio “Piano in Action” not just for her active teaching methods, but for how she enables her students to actively serve their communities.