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Fundraisers and Community Events
Raise money for the Food Bank by recycling. Bring us your (clean) recyclables. We send them to Terracycle. Terracycle makes a donation to the Food Bank. It’s that simple.
We are accepting five types of recyclables right now:
Recyclables can be dropped off at our Comstock Park branch between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday, and between 8:30 and 12:30 on Saturday. Call Andrew Steiner at 616-432-6964 if you have questions.
Every dollar you donate through the Give a Meal Campaign will be tripled by Bank of America. Donate $10, and Bank of America will match it with $20, sending a total of $30 to those in need.
Donate online at BankofAmerica.com/give. Don’t forget to designate your gift for your local food bank.
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.
Help sort donated food in our warehouse between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on alternating 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.
Now until the end of December, Ryder Truck Rental will offer 50 Free Miles to your rental when you bring in a donation. You can take advantage of this offer once per visit. If you need to rent a truck over the holiday season, please think of helping the hungry and Ryder Truck Rental!
Participating locations are below:
This holiday season, the Vault of Midnight comic book stores in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor will be collecting cash and food for Feeding America West Michigan and Food Gatherers, respectively. While you’re doing your holidays shopping, consider donating at either of these locations:
Downtown Grand Rapids
95A Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
219 S Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Grand Rapids BCA Pool League is running an all-day billiards tournament at the Anazeh Sands East in Grand Rapids, Saturday, December 14.
The entry fee is a donation of $5 or $10 to Feeding America West Michigan or the equivalent amount in non-perishable food. See a list of most-needed food items.
Contact Rich Williams at 616-826-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Anazeh Sands East is located at 3520 East Mall Drive off the East Beltline.