year, thousands of volunteers take part in the big collaborative project called Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. They sort food at the warehouse, pick fruit in the orchards, staff Mobile Food Pantries, and advocate for the hungry.
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Why is Feeding America so important in West Michigan?
The need is great, right in our own community. Food insecurity affects 1 in 7 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Among children, more than 20% are at risk of hunger.
What is food insecurity?
Simply put, it’s a person’s uncertainty of being able to access nutritious food. Households may have to skip meals to stretch their budgets, or they may live in neighborhoods and rural communities where healthy food is scarce. Food insecurity affects every aspect of life, from education to family life to mental development. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to more than 1,200 agencies in 40 Michigan counties.
How to help.
Give food, money, or volunteer time. To contribute financially click here. Volunteers help to make Feeding America West Michigan successful. Volunteers can help Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Feeding America West Michigan is located at 864 West River Center Drive in Comstock Park, just north of the Whitecaps ballpark.