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.

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Catch up on all the latest Food Bank news in the Winter 2014/15 issue of the Full Plate Press.

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Another record year for hunger relief in West Michigan

It’s official: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank just closed out its second record year in a row for food distribution. In 2014, the Food Bank distributed 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 20.7 million meals, across 40 counties in our state.

Learn more about our record year and how you can get involved.

Conquering chronic illness through diet at Streams of Hope

Feeding America West Michigan agency Streams of Hope is helping clients manage their chronic illnesses through exercise, nutrition, and encouragement. Learn more about the Nutritional Options for Wellness program at

A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter and a way forward

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Napolean Frazier is a certified computer systems engineer with a college degree. Yet when he lost out on the job opportunity he had been counting on, he found himself with few options. Guiding Light Mission in downtown Grand Rapids provided the safety and stability he needed to press on.

Read Napolean’s Story


Leave a Legacy: Full Plates Forever Society

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.