Where our food comes from

DSCN1749-smaller - CopyFeeding America West Michigan distributes surplus food, much of which would otherwise wind up in landfills. This high-quality food comes from generous farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

All sectors of the food industry occasionally have surplus. Farmers have bumper crops. Manufacturers have package misprints. Wholesalers have transportation problems. Restaurants and stores over-order.

Although it’s simpler just to toss surplus food, our donors choose to donate it instead. Donated food includes tons of fresh produce, meats, dairy, frozen goods, along with nonperishable foods. Donors count on us to sort, store, pack and send it all out safely, observing all industry recalls and adhering to the highest professional, state and federal standards.

Top Food Donors of 2013

If you work in the food or agriculture industries and are curious about donating, contact Katie Auwers or Ron Groen to learn more.