Sharita stands in front of the church's sign

1 in 5 Oceana County residents may be facing hunger right now — here’s how one church is helping

Sharita is an Oceana County resident who can’t accept the thought of any of her neighbors going hungry. So, she started volunteering at the Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Pantries hosted by New Hope Community Church. She quickly found herself … Continue reading

national guard helping in the warehouse

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