If you visited St. Alphonsus Food & Clothing Center in its early days more than 40 years ago, you would likely see Sister Roberta, the food pantry’s founder, arriving with a semi-truck full of food from a run to Feeding … Continue reading
Service industry workers were among the hardest-hit by temporary unemployment. Thankfully, Heart of West Michigan United Way sponsored seven Mobile Pantries in Kent County, meant to support service industry workers who had lost their jobs. Continue reading
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.
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
Hidden in the cornfields of Allegan County lies an oasis of hope for the 10,000 plus residents struggling with food insecurity.