Event Calendar

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

Fundraisers and Community Events

April 24 and 25: Benefit Art Sale by Chris Stoffel Overvoorde

Local painter Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will hold an art sale to benefit Feeding America West Michigan. 33% of all sales will be donated to the organization. Overvoorde’s drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings have been shown at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the University of South Carolina, the White House, and many other venues. Prices range from $40 to $4,000.

The sale will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and 9 a.m . to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at 2317 Delange Drive SE in Grand Rapids. If you have questions, contact Chris at over@calvin.edu.


May 3: Hunger Walk in Grand Rapids

The 38th-annual Hunger Walk is being held in Grand Rapids on Sunday, May 3. This 5K walk unites anti-hunger advocates from around West Michigan in support of local organizations, including Feeding America West Michigan, dedicated to eliminating hunger in our community.

Join Feeding America West Michigan’s team or give online to help us reach our $500 goal and send 2,000 meals to our neighbors in need.


June 9: Many Hands Against Hunger, a summer fundraising luncheon

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank invites you to Many Hands Against Hunger, a summer fundraising luncheon, on June 9, 2015. Hosted by WZZM 13’s Catherine Behrendt, the event will feature real stories from people who have overcome hunger with help from the Food Bank.

The event takes place on from 12-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids.

Register online at FeedingAmericaWestMichigan.org/Luncheon.


Ongoing Fundraisers

Renewal Real Estate Fights Hunger

For every home they sell, Renewal Real Estate will donate 25 percent of their commission directly to a West Michigan nonprofit. So if you sell a home with Renewal Real Estate, be sure to designate your gift to Feeding America West Michigan.

To learn more, contact broker Teresa Visser at 616-827-2521 or tvisser@renewalrealestate.net.


Sew Hungry Custom Sewing and Alterations

Sew Hungry is a Rockford-based custom sewing and alterations business where 100% of your bill is paid to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

Seamstress Kay Hahn is able to take on any project you throw her way, from creating pillows and repairing quilts to fixing zippers and altering slacks. She provides quality work to make you look and feel your best.

Contact Kay at 616-560-3547 or hahnk57@gmail.com.


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.


Food Circles: Buy One, Feed One

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.


Temptation Skateboards

Upper Peninsula-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

See Upcoming Volunteer Events

Feeding America West Michigan relies on thousands of volunteers to serve our neighbors in need each year. To see the full calendar of upcoming opportunities and register as a volunteer, visit our volunteer page.


Food Drives

May 9: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The nation’s biggest food drive is taking place on Saturday, May 9. Coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger helps millions of people in need each year. All donations made in Grand Rapids will be given to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and distributed in our local community.

To give, simply fill a bag with nonperishable foods and leave it by your mailbox in time for your regular Saturday delivery. Find a list of most-needed items on our website.