In recognition of the anniversary of Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids participates in “Days of Caring”.
One of this year’s “Days of Caring” projects will be taking place at Feeding America West Michigan on Saturday, February 24th, 15 volunteers are needed to work with 15-25 STRIVE students and mentors to assist with repackaging food from 9:00am-12:00pm.
What Does Feeding America West Michigan Do?
Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is available to the hungry in our community. In 2016, we distributed a record 29.1 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 24 million meals.
This food comes from hundreds of farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that have edible food they can’t sell because of overruns, order errors, misprints, and other unexpected occurrences.
We distribute that reclaimed food to pantries, shelters, after-school programs, and other anti-hunger agencies in 40 Michigan counties.
More than 900 agencies use Feeding America West Michigan to provide food to an estimated 492,100 people every year. We also send food directly to people in need through our local Mobile Food Pantry Program.
For every dollar donated to our organization, we can provide 4 meals to people in need. A gift of just $21 can feed a family of four for a week.