Did you know? Much of our region’s hunger problem could be wiped away if we ended food waste. A recent study concluded that 40% of the food produced in the United States goes to waste. By giving food to the food bank instead of throwing it away, you can really make a big difference.
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank relies on donated surplus food. That’s how we’re able to provide food to local food pantries, soup kitchens and other anti-hunger agencies for a small fraction of its retail cost—and to help feed more than 100,000 West Michigan families in need.
If your company has surplus food, you can make it available to hungry Michigan families—and feed your bottom line, too. Learn more about the many benefits of corporate food donation. Email Katie Auwers or Ron Groen or call (616) 432-6961 or (616) 432-6963, respectively, to arrange a donation.
If your school, scout troop or other organization is thinking of hosting a food drive, click here to learn more about how to make it easy, fun and truly effective.
Hosting a food drive can get your friends, family, co-workers and community involved in the fight against hunger–and help us provide a wider variety of food than we might otherwise have. Learn more about foods we need most.