For Army couple, food insecurity is just one of many challenges

Elizabeth and Jonathan Alba-Army Vets-Escanaba-cropped horizontal-smallerOn a bright September morning, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days’ supply of groceries. Feeding America West Michigan was distributing more than 40,000 pounds of food in what would be their single largest Mobile Food Pantry. Some 2,700 veterans and their family members were served that day.

The Alba family is just one of an estimated 620,000 military households seeking help from the Feeding America network.

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Group Shot-Hikers-cropped-2Million Meal March raises $22,200 for hunger relief

Hikers, bikers, runners, and walkers raised $22,200 for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank at the Million Meal March on Saturday, Sept. 27. The total, which got a boost from contributions by National Food Group, Star Truck Rentals, Metro Health and other sponsors, will provide nearly 89,000 meals to people in need in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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New Study Reveals the Face of Hunger in West Michigan and the UP

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A newly released study, Hunger in America 2014, shows that nearly half a million people received food from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in 2013. It goes in-depth to show the day-to-day struggles faced by people living on the edge of hunger in our communities.

Read our press release to learn more about hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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