Mondays: 10 am – 4 pm (transactions must be completed by 3:45 pm)
Tuesdays thru Fridays: 9 am – 4 pm (transactions must be completed by 3:45 pm)
Closures due to weather will be listed on www.wzzm13.com by 7:15 am, under Feeding America West Michigan
Need help with our new online ordering system? Start with a 1 page explanation here or our video tutorials here. You can also find more tips & tricks here and answers to frequently asked questions here. Instructions on submitting household counts (for grocery programs taking USDA) are here.
Reminder for depot and delivery participants: Depot and delivery orders are due 2 business days before the depot at noon – THIS INCLUDES ALL ADD-ONS!
We regret to inform our depot and delivery agencies that we cannot send popsicles or ice cream on depots or deliveries as our refrigerated trailers are not cold enough to keep those products intact.
Comstock Park call schedule
Monday October 20 –Nancy U – 616-389-636358
Tuesday October 21 – Elianna – 616-389-6349
Wednesday October 22 – Nancy W – 616-432-6962
Thursday October 23 – Jude – 616-389-6362
Friday October 24 - Elianna – 616-389-6349
Attention Agency Partners: We have received a number of inquiries about the frozen pizza donation publicized by the Grand Rapids Press and other media outlets this week. This shipment has been delayed but we expect it to arrive shortly. Be assured that we will post the pizza on our online ordering system as soon as it becomes available. We sincerely appreciate your patience.
We’ve been getting a lot of feedback on the case-counted flounder fillets* – agencies and their clients have noted that it falls apart and is mushy, especially if pan-fried. The taste is fine, though, so among other options we would recommend making it into fish tacos or fish chowder. It can be baked or broiled, and these processes are particularly effective with a marinade. For example, see this recipe for parmesan-encrusted fish.
*All except 4 cases in Sault Ste Marie have been ordered by agencies.
It’s estimated that more than 4 million seniors are eligible for nearly $4.5 billion in food benefits, but they are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Why? Many simply don’t know about the program. September is Hunger Action Month. Help us spread the word—SNAP helps hungry seniors and it’s easy to get started!
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As of 9 am Tuesday morning (8/26), we have 124 cases of bananas available in Comstock Park. They are still slightly green but will need to move quickly! Order today (Tuesday August 26) or tomorrow (Wednesday August 27) for pickup by Thursday (August 28) – or if you missed them on your pre-scheduled order, simply request an add-on when you arrive.
If your program is serving children’s snacks, you might want to think about a nice little combination we’ve got in stock right now: Dunk A Roos and butter cream frosting. The Dunk A Roos have been repacked into 2 pound bags, and the frosting comes in a 30 pound pail. If you’re going to be serving 480 snacks over the course of a week, you should be able to cover that for only $27.68 in handling fees on 10 cases of the repacked Dunk A Roos and a single bucket of frosting.
If you’re going to search by name on PWW, just type in the search terms “dunk” and “butter” (separately).