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

September 6-26: Eat Your Way to a Million Meals at Terra GR

All month leading up to the Million Meal March, Terra GR will donate $1 from three special items to the Food Bank: the Riesling Wine Flight, the Michigan Craft Beer Flight, and the Roasted Beet Hummus. So whether you’re an oenophile, a beer geek, or a tahini-lover, there’s a way for you to kick hunger at Terra this month.

Kick Hunger!

Terra GR is located at 1429 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids.


September 10-October 6: Mow Down Hunger with Weingartz

Lawn, snow, hunger — apparently there’s nothing Weingartz can’t take on.

September 10 through October 6, the lawncare company will double your donation to Michigan food banks during their fifth-annual Mow Down Hunger Campaign. Donations will be automatically designated for Feeding America West Michigan if you’re donating from West Michigan.

Give online today!


September 18-November 26: Michigan Harvest Gathering

The Michigan Harvest Gathering is a statewide campaign to send 2 million meals to Michiganders at risk of hunger. You can get involved by giving online. Be sure to designate your donation for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to help people in your community. Give today.


September 20: Grand Harvest Festival at Horizen Hydroponics

Are you a hydroponic grower or a backyard gardener? Donate your fresh fruits and vegetables to Feeding America West Michigan at Horizen Hydroponics now through September 20 for your chance to win $500 in growing equipment at the Grand Harvest Festival this year.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, at Horizen Hydroponics, 1614 Leonard NW in Grand Rapids.


September 27: Million Meal March

Raise Money. Kick Hunger.

10K hike with optional 5K distance
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10 a.m.
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
864 West River Center Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Register Here


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

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