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
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
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
Feeding America West Michigan’s Grand Champion Giving program encourages livestock purchasers at county fairs to donate the animals they buy to the food bank.
In Michigan’s most rural areas, those living with food insecurity often face challenges accessing the services they need to thrive. In Howard City, Pine Grove Community Church is fighting to change this,
Hunger is a devastating reality that many children in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are faced with.