To call Curtis remote is an understatement. Surrounded by three lakes, the Mackinac County town is at least a half-hour drive to the nearest grocery store, which makes it difficult for year-long residents to access enough healthy food on a … Continue reading
Home to the Porcupine Mountains and skies filled with the colors of Aurora Borealis, the Western U.P.’s remote nature makes it attractive to tourists, but also means scarce jobs and high food insecurity rates for those who live there year-round. … Continue reading
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Nov. 30, 2020 — Feeding America West Michigan will be expanding its Mobile Food Pantry program in the Upper Peninsula with support from the Superior Health Foundation. An $18,000 grant from the foundation will fund a food … Continue reading
In 2019, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan received a grant toward their member churches’ hunger-relief efforts in the Upper Peninsula. Wanting to increase that grant’s impact, diocese leaders asked church attendees to match the amount. They quickly stepped up … Continue reading
Food bank partners from all corners of the U.P. work hard to get food from our warehouses into the fridges and cupboards of neighbors in need – but sometimes, we get (and give) a little extra help across the Wisconsin … Continue reading
Located halfway between St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie, Kinross Township was once the site of a bustling Air Force base. Today, 7,500 residents, an international airport and multiple prisons call the township home.