2020 Issue 2

In this edition of Full Plate Press, you will read about some programs that fight childhood hunger and learn why they are so critical to vulnerable children’s development. You will also meet a few heroes: parents who stop at nothing to feed their children; librarians who provide meals to any kids in need; and a food banker, Francesca, who readies thousands of pounds of food for distribution every month. Continue reading

2020 Winter Newsletter

In this issue of Full Plate Press, you’ll learn why senior hunger exists and meet some seniors who have benefitted from our services. Next you’ll read about a couple who faced hunger early in their marriage and now run a nonprofit that fights hunger in their community. This issue highlights a revolutionary farm that is helping put fresh lettuce in the hands of those who need it. Lastly, we introduce you to Chuck, one of the food bank’s truck drivers. Continue reading

2019 Fall Newsletter

In this edition of Full Plate Press, you will meet two families: one facing sickness and another that recently relocated. Both have utilized Mobile Food Pantries to make ends meet. Next you will be introduced to a young man who is facing food insecurity as he pursues a college degree. Weingartz Supply Co. is also featured in this edition. The family owned company has been fighting hunger in Michigan for the last ten years! Lastly, you can view the 2018 Annual Report. Continue reading

2019 Spring Newsletter

In the Spring 2019 issue of the Full Plate Press, you will meet the various faces of food insecurity and see that no one is immune to this phenomenon. You will read about Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, a partner agency that has been working alongside Feeding America West Michigan since the early days of the organization. You’ll meet Olivia, one of the food bank’s youngest donors who knows she can make a difference in her community regardless of her age. Lastly, you will get to know a hardworking and dedicated Food Banker, Shay Krick. As the food bank’s Programs Administrator, she helps keep the wheels turning around here. Continue reading