The line outside Hamilton Middle School on a sunny spring day wasn’t only full of parents picking kids up from after-school sports. Mixed in were neighbors waiting in line to receive groceries from Hamilton’s monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile … Continue reading
Not low-income enough: “In-between” neighbors get help at Mobile Pantries
On a cold, clear day in January, neighbors from all walks of life lined up to receive food at Carson City Elementary School. Among them was a school employee who preferred to stay anonymous. Before last summer, she’d never attended … Continue reading
How one grandma keeps food on the table without work or help from SNAP
On a blustery day in late October, a Feeding America West Michigan truck pulls up in front of Ridgeview Elementary in Sparta. Volunteers and school staff begin unloading an abundance of food – squash, sweet potatoes, beef, milk, pop tarts … Continue reading
Marcellus Community Food Pantry: a beacon of hope amidst gaps in government assistance
Families across our service area are jumping more hurdles than ever as they work to put food on the table. SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and unemployment benefits can be helpful, but for many in need, they leave a … Continue reading
Mobile Pantry provides more than food thanks to Chef Tim
Chef Tim has always hated food waste, but when the Advantage Marketing chef began performing cooking demonstrations for Meijer stores, he noticed leftovers were difficult to avoid.
These teenage pageant queens are doing good in their community
Isabelle is not only passionate about beauty, but also about helping her neighbors in need.