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Feeding America West Michigan and Finlandia University to Host Mobile Food Pantry on October 10

September 14, 2018

On October 10, Feeding America West Michigan,in partnership with Finlandia University, will provide a food distribution to people in need at Baraga Area High School. The distribution will take place at 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: The event has been moved inside to the small gym. Volunteers will enter the school by the flag pole. Those coming to get food should follow volunteer instruction upon arriving at the school. 

The Mobile Pantry will contain a variety of foods, including fresh produce. This food distribution is to support our neighbors that struggle to provide food for their families. Those coming to receive food will not need to provide proof of income, but will be required to provide basic contact information and affirm that they are in need of food. They are encouraged to bring their own boxes and carts.

Food insecurity affects one in eight people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan delivered 1,554 Mobile Pantries to communities throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. These distributions provided 10.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 9 million meals.

Volunteers are needed for the event. If you’re able to volunteer, please contact Finlandia University Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt at (906) 487-7239 or soren.schmidt@finlandia.edu.

About Feeding America West Michigan

Serving local families in need since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims safe surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. That food is distributed through a network of more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 counties from the Indiana border through the Upper Peninsula. Each year, an estimated 492,100 people receive food from Feeding America West Michigan. For more information, visit FeedWM.org.

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