2024 Issue 2

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll learn more about summer hunger in Michigan—and how the food bank and our network are working to fight it. Plus, you’ll see how you can take action to join us in the work to end hunger. At the end, you get to meet Danielle Sheffield LaPorte, Board Chair for Feeding America West Michigan! Continue reading

2024 Issue 1

In this Issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll learn about the significant increase in the need for food in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, and how you can take action today to join in the work to end hunger. You will also read about how the food bank is investing in food programs that benefit seniors in need, as well as how our Mobile Food Pantries prioritize providing fresh foods. At the end, you get to read an insightful interview with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America the national organization. Continue reading

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2023 Issue 3

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll read about two special holiday events that provide food to neighbors in need during a time where food is particularly meaningful. And you will meet Emma, one of our food bank staff members that has been committed to our mission for years. Continue reading

Cover of 2023 Issue 2 showing a mom and her son with a box of food

2023 Issue 2

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll get updates on some exciting work happening at the food bank, followed by a few stories about how hunger is impacting kids across our service area this summer. You will read about how our Gather 2 Grow program works to end childhood summer hunger, and how one of our partners provides food for kids on weekends during the school year. Plus you’ll read about a group of students who helped rescue food in Reclamation as a part of their service learning class. Finally, you’ll get to meet Conrad, a food bank staff member who is heavily involved with our programs! Continue reading

2023 Issue 1

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll meet a few senior neighbors and learn about the incredible work our partners are doing to ensure they don’t have to make impossible choices. You’ll also learn about how we’ve been putting farm-fresh food on neighbors’ plates. This, too, is essential for seniors’ well-being. At the end, you’ll meet Abby, one of our food bank staff members! Continue reading

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2022 Issue 3

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll meet two parents—Roberta, who received food that helped her family around last year’s holiday season, and Alicia, who visits Mobile Pantries at her children’s school to help make ends meet when times get tough. You’ll also read an overview of our Nourish Tomorrow advancement campaign, which will help Feeding America West Michigan equip and renovate our new headquarters—so that we can better serve neighbors like Roberta and Alicia. Tracy, an advancement campaign cabinet member, will also share with you why she’s so passionate about donating time and funds to the campaign. Finally, you’ll read our 2021 annual report! Continue reading