This is your last chance to reserve seats for the Summer Fundraising Luncheon, featuring a keynote speech by Judge Sara Smolenski.
The Summer Fundraising Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the good work of our volunteers and supporters and advance the Food Bank’s mission: making food available to all who need it in West Michigan.
Caring for those who sacrificed
When you step into the lobby of Health Care for Homeless Veterans, one of the hunger-relief agencies Feeding America West Michigan serves in Grand Rapids, you’ll see a simple plaque that reads, “…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan…” ~ Abraham Lincoln.
This Memorial Day, we recognize the enormous sacrifices our servicemen and women have made for our country. We also recognize that our community has a responsibility to serve them and their families in return.
Read about one of the veterans we were fortunate enough to meet through Health Care for Homeless Veterans. Sometimes the compassion represented in a hot meal means even more than the meal itself.
21st-Annual Letter Carrier Food Drive Gathers 155,000 Pounds
Seven Post Office branches, 190 volunteers, and a city full of caring donors collected more than 155,000 pounds of food for hungry families during the 21st-annual Letter Carrier Food Drive in Grand Rapids.
Neither wind nor rain nor unseasonably cold temperatures could stop this crew from fighting hunger. Thanks to their efforts on May 11, thousands of food-insecure families throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula will know the blessing of a good meal.
Want to see some photos of our volunteers and letter carriers in action? Visit our Facebook page.
Another Serving of the Full Plate Press
Crack open the spring issue of the Full Plate Press. This 4-page newsletter is stuffed with articles about new projects like the Food Bank Farm, personal stories about the real people helped by our Food Bank, and features on volunteering and upcoming events.
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To Boost Fresh Foods, Food Bank Starts a Farm
Picture 60,000 seedlings breaching the top soil on a farm in Ottawa County. Then imagine those seedlings growing into 6-foot-tall stalks ripe with ears of sweet corn, each one destined for the plate of someone struggling with hunger.
As you read this, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Fresh Food Hits the Road
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet. But what if you can’t afford them? and what if your food pantry doesn’t stock them? That’s where the Mobile Pantry comes in.
Click here if you’re interested in hosting a Mobile Pantry.