What Does Feeding America West Michigan Do?

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Our mission is to gather and distribute food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Our vision is a community in which all neighbors are nourished and empowered within an equitable food system.

Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is available to the hungry in our community. In 2017, we distributed 26.7 million pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 22 million meals.

This food comes from hundreds of farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that have edible food they can’t sell because of overruns, order errors, misprints, and other unexpected occurrences.

We distribute that reclaimed food to pantries, shelters, after-school programs, and other anti-hunger agencies in 40 Michigan counties.

More than 900 agencies use Feeding America West Michigan to provide food to the nearly half million people in our service area who struggle with hunger. We also send food directly to people in need through our local Mobile Food Pantry Program.

For every dollar donated to our organization, we can provide 4 meals to people in need. A gift of just $21 can feed a family of four for a week.