Serving local families in need since 1981

Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is available to the hungry in our community. Each year, we serve an estimated 492,100 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Wear your heart on your sleeve, shop Food Bank apparel

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Make a fashion statement against hunger this summer. Now through August 31 when you buy a custom-designed, Michigan-printed tee, tank, or sweatshirt from Hold On To Hope, 50% of the purchase price will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan, spicing up your wardrobe and putting meals on your neighbors’ plates at the same time.

Visit holdontohope.org to shop the Feeding America West Michigan collection.

How we feed half a million people every year

Find out how Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank works with volunteers, farmers, grocery stores, and fellow nonprofits to provide food to half a million neighbors in need each year. Together we can solve hunger.

Ride For Refuge in Grand Rapids on October 3

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Did you know you have a hunger-fighting machine at home in your garage? That’s right. By riding your bike — or walking — in Grand Rapids’ Ride for Refuge on October 3, you can support Feeding America West Michigan and our effort to solve hunger right here in our community.

Join an existing team or create your own to support the Food Bank: Register Today

Solving Hunger on the Keweenaw: Helping a single dad provide for his kids

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When Russell Chambers’ wife passed away in 2008, he was left to raise their five young kids on his own. Though he has a job, Russell is one of many people in the Western Upper Peninsula whose jobs are seasonal. To put food on the table, he turns to Food Bank agencies like the CLK Food Pantry in Calumet.

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Food Bank Farm returns for second season

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Two years ago, Feeding America West Michigan tried something new. We decided to grow our own produce: three acres of sweet corn at Eastmanville Farm in Ottawa County. The result was more than 17,000 pounds of homegrown food for our neighbors in need. We’re pleased to say that the Food Bank Farm project is back for a second season this year.

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Catch up on all the latest Food Bank news in the Fall 2015 issue of the Full Plate Press.

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One of the most important ways you can fight hunger is not by writing a check, but by making a decision.

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