When the site where Linda typically hosts Mobile Pantries fell through a few months ago, she and her volunteer team weren’t swayed. They instead chose an unusual but effective location: a small parking lot along a Berrien County road. Linda … Continue reading
At the United Church of Wayland, located in a small, Allegan County town, a hard-working team of volunteers packs boxes full of fresh produce, protein and dairy each month for neighbors in need. Despite the changing weather in mid-October, the … Continue reading
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
Cars lined the roads leading to Lakeview Free Methodist Church on a cold but sunny day in late February. Driving the cars were 82 Lakeview families in need of food, awaiting the arrival of a Feeding America West Michigan Mobile … Continue reading
Hidden in the cornfields of Allegan County lies an oasis of hope for the 10,000 plus residents struggling with food insecurity.
Innovation Central High School’s Mobile Food Pantries aren’t run by a team of teachers, parents or by any adults at all. Instead, each month, the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets serve neighbors facing hunger all on their … Continue reading