Event Calendar

Here are the events we currently have going on. To get more information about a particular event, just click on its listing.

Fundraisers and Community Events

August 1-31, 2014: Fight Hunger at BaLu’s E-Store

For the month of August, BaLu’s E-Store is donating 20% of every purchase made with the Micwest14 promo code to Feeding America West Michigan. Plus, you’ll get 5% off the cost of your purchase.

Browse BaLu’s wide selection of gifts and home accents — everything from bird feeders to bookends — and enter “Micwest14” when you check out. When you do, you’ll be sending meals to your food-insecure neighbors in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Visit balusestore.com.


October 4, 2014: RIDE for Refuge in Grand Rapids

Local food community EatGR is taking part in RIDE for Refuge on our behalf this October. This charity bike ride takes place all over the US and Canada to support hundreds of nonprofits working to improve people’s lives at home and around the world.

If EatGR can raise $1,500 for the Food Bank through RIDE for Refuge, they’ll send founder and reluctant cyclist Chris Freeman on the 15-mile bike ride. If they can raise $3,000, he’ll ride 30. Join the team or donate at rideforrefuge.org.


Ongoing: Buy Food Bank Apparel Through Live. Love. Michigan.

Wear your heart on your sleeve. Buy Feeding America West Michigan apparel to raise awareness and send meals to those in need. 25% of your purchase will be donated to the Food Bank.

Visit holdontohope.org to see the collection.


Ongoing: Food Circles feeds you and a neighbor in need

Feeling hungry? So are 1 in 5 West Michigan kids. The difference is that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

You can help! Spend $1 with Food Circles to get a tasty dish at a local restaurant and send 4 meals to kids, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger in our region.

Visit joinfoodcircles.org to get the app for Apple or Android.


Ongoing: Temptation Skateboards

Trenary-based Temptation Skateboards is fighting hunger.

Every time they sell one of their custom-designed freestyle Chef boards, they’ll donate $5 to Feeding America West Michigan’s Sault Ste. Marie branch. That means each board sold will send 20 meals to people in need in the Eastern UP.

Visit temptationskateboards.com to view their full line of products.


Volunteer Events

Weekdays in the reclamation department

The busiest times at the Food Bank — the times when we could use your help the most — are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. You’ll help us sort food and household goods from some of our top donors. Because it involves some bending and lifting, this opportunity is ideal for able-bodied volunteers 12 and up. Youth groups, college clubs, and corporate service teams are welcome. See our volunteer calendar for available dates.


Saturdays in the reclamation department

Help sort donated food in our warehouse between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on select Saturdays. This opportunity is perfect for youth groups, college clubs, and corporate service outings. Groups of up to 25 are welcome. See our volunteer calendar for available dates.


Food Drives