Each year, thousands of volunteers take part in the big collaborative project we call Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. They sort food at the warehouse, pick fruit in the orchards, staff Mobile Food Pantries, and advocate for the hungry.
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Earning a wage but not a living, new mom finds help at the Food Bank
Brittany was a new mom, just coming off maternity leave. It had been a hard winter, and another blizzard was moving through Marquette County when she walked into the food pantry with her son under her arm. Although she was working, she was’t earning enough to make ends meet, and having another mouth to feed hadn’t made things easier.
Milestone on the march against hunger
This March, Feeding America West Michigan distributed its 400 millionth pound of food.
The story of how we got from our first pound to 400 million is the story of thousands of volunteers, donors and advocates. But most importantly, it’s the story of all those children who were able to grow up and live out their dreams because hunger didn’t hold them back.
Food Bank Farm enters year two
Last year, Feeding America West Michigan started a brand-new program to get fresh vegetables to people in need. We called it the Food Bank Farm. Now, with snow still covering the ground, we’re looking ahead to year two.
Find out what’s in store for this season and how this tough winter will impact planting.
Help yourself to the latest issue of the Full Plate Press
Get ready for another helping of the Full Plate Press.
This issue is piled high with stories about Mobile Pantries in the Upper Peninsula, urban canning classes, the first harvest at the Food Bank Farm, and other notable events from our record-setting year.
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Ensuring full plates forever in our community
One of the most important ways you can fight hunger is not by writing a check, but by making a decision.
Planned giving can empower you to give more than you ever thought possible, providing for your family’s security while securing your own legacy.
Find a strategy that makes sense for you.
Want to work in hunger relief?
See which jobs are currently available at Feeding America West Michigan and our partners throughout the state and across the county.