From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, the St. Mary’s River will be filled with boaters hoping to land that prize-winning pike or walleye. Gifts ranging from a new rod and reel to a gift certificate for a round of golf will be awarded to those with the biggest catches. The cook-out and weigh-in will be held at the pavilion in Aune-Osborne Park from 3-4:30.
All proceeds from Fishing For Hunger will go into the general operating budget of our Sault Ste. Marie branch where, in Chippewa County alone, 1 in 4 children is food insecure.
Boats of up to four people may be registered for $50. Contact LeeAnn Izzard at 906-632-0348 or LeeAnnI@feedingamericawestmichigan.org. Participants may also sign up in person at the Sault Ste. Marie branch or at Wilderness Treasures in Pickford.
Summer Fundraising Luncheon brings us halfway to 1 million meals
Judge Sara Smolenski brought both humor and empathy to her keynote speech at our Summer Fundraising Luncheon on June 4, 2013. Thanks to Judge Smolenski, the Food Bank was able to pack The Goei Center to capacity, bringing our Million Meal March campaign halfway to its goal of sending an additional 1 million meals to families in need.
The Luncheon also afforded us the opportunity to honor some indispensable partners: the food donors at Meijer, our dedicated agencies at Salvation Army, the steadfast anti-hunger advocates of Manna Food Project, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church‘s star volunteers.
Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this event. One million additional meals for West Michigan families in need, here we come!
To see our full gallery of photos from the luncheon, visit MillionMealMarch.org.
Another Serving of the Full Plate Press
Crack open the spring issue of the Full Plate Press. This 4-page newsletter is stuffed with articles about new projects like the Food Bank Farm, personal stories about the real people helped by our Food Bank, and features on volunteering and upcoming events.
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To Boost Fresh Foods, Food Bank Starts a Farm
Picture 60,000 seedlings breaching the top soil on a farm in Ottawa County. Then imagine those seedlings growing into 6-foot-tall stalks ripe with ears of sweet corn, each one destined for the plate of someone struggling with hunger.
As you read this, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Fresh Food Hits the Road
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet. But what if you can’t afford them? and what if your food pantry doesn’t stock them? That’s where the Mobile Pantry comes in.
Click here if you’re interested in hosting a Mobile Pantry.