There are five important ways you can help meet the growing need for food among your West Michigan neighbors.
Every dollar you can spare for the Food Bank lets us reclaim and distribute enough food for four meals. Just $21 will feed a family of four for a week.
The Food Bank welcomes — and relies on — volunteers 13 and older (or younger when accompanied by parents or guardians). Volunteers work in our warehouses, at our Mobile Food Pantries, and even on farms picking produce. They save us tons of money, which goes directly into obtaining more food. And they have tons of fun!
Join the more than 220 farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who fight waste and hunger at the same time by donating their edible surplus food. Your gift may make you eligible for significant tax deductions.
Take a hands-on approach to fighting hunger and stock the Food Bank with items we don’t normally receive from our large-scale food donors. If you want to introduce your church, school, or office to food banking, hosting a food drive is a great way to start.
In these tough times, the need for food is growing fast throughout West Michigan, even among hard-working families. Help us keep get the word out. Connect with the Food Bank on Facebook and Twitter, or get the latest hunger news by email.
The Million Meal March is an ongoing campaign to fund the distribution of an additional 1 million meals to families in need. This multi-tiered approach includes a 10K hike and a series of events at local restaurants. Learn more at millionmealmarch.org.