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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Want to solve hunger? There’s an app for that.

If you own a smartphone, you’ve been carrying a mobile hunger-fighting machine in your pocket and you probably didn’t even realize it. These three mobile apps can help you eat better, find restaurant deals, and get in shape, all while fighting hunger in our community.

Learn more about how FoodCircles, Charity Miles, and foodtweeks can help you and a neighbor in need.

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.

Read more.

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Go Santa Go 5K at Millennium Park, December 6

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Millennium Park will be taken over by hundreds of Santas, elves and maybe a few reindeer for the Go Santa Go 5K, benefiting Feeding America West Michigan. All participants will receive hats, beards, and shirts. Awards will be given to the best-dressed individuals and groups.

Early registration rate available through November 22. Sign up today.

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Catch up on the latest Food Bank news with the Full Plate Press. The fall issue also includes our 2013 Annual Report.

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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.

View the complete local study

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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.