Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank exists to ensure good food is available to the hungry in our community. We do this by saving good surplus food from going to landfills. Last year, we saved approximately 24 million pounds of high-quality food from going to waste.
We distribute that reclaimed food to pantries, shelters, and other local anti-hunger organizations in 40 West Michigan counties. (Click here to see a map of our service area.)
About 1,300 local organizations rely on the Food Bank for all, or most, of their food. These organizations provide food to 100,000 struggling West Michigan families. (Click here to learn more about who needs food.)
Besides supplying local anti-hunger groups, we also send food directly to people in need through our local Mobile Pantry Program. The Food Bank gets surplus food from more than 100 donors: farmers, manufacturers, distributors, stores and restaurants that have edible food they can’t sell because of overruns, order errors, misprints and other unexpected occurrences.
Because the food is donated, and because we’re so efficient at distribution, we can provide 4 meals for every donated dollar. A gift of just $21 can feed a family of four for a week.