To call Curtis remote is an understatement. Surrounded by three lakes, the Mackinac County town is at least a half-hour drive to the nearest grocery store, which makes it difficult for year-long residents to access enough healthy food on a … Continue reading
When the site where Linda typically hosts Mobile Pantries fell through a few months ago, she and her volunteer team weren’t swayed. They instead chose an unusual but effective location: a small parking lot along a Berrien County road. Linda … Continue reading
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Oct. 7, 2020 — The Fremont Area Community Foundation has provided Feeding America West Michigan with nearly $82,000 to support their hunger-relief efforts in Newaygo County. The funds will be used to provide Mobile Food Pantries and bolster the … Continue reading
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.