Last year, 1 in 12 Kent County residents – almost 45,600 people – sought food from a pantry supported by Access of West Michigan, the faith-based anti-hunger, anti-poverty coordinating agency. On Saturday, May 5, the pantries will get some help from thousands of Kent County residents – participants in the organization’s 35th Annual Hunger Walk. To participate in the Hunger Walk, visit www.AccessOfWestMichigan.org.
On the next Saturday, May 12, help your friendly local postal workers fight hunger during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. Delivery workers will pick up unexpired, unopened packaged and canned foods that you leave by your mailbox. To learn more, ask at your local post office. To volunteer that day, call Dena Rogers at (616) 784-3250.