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Teacher Pamela Seales with students from Gerald R. Ford Middle School on the White Pine Trail.
Dear West Michigan,
Before anything else, we want to say thank you. This year Feeding America West Michigan introduced a new campaign to fight hunger, and you embraced it. After weeks of planning, promoting and biting our nails, you showed up on the 29th, full of energy and the desire to help those in need.
Some 250 people hiked the White Pine Trail with us that Saturday. We were amazed by the number of schools, businesses and church groups that made the effort to come out en masse to support our work. Through the collective effort of these individuals, organizations and businesses, the Million Meal March has raised over $57,000 so far, enough to send nearly 240,000 meals to families throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
And we’re still pressing forward.
For the next six months, we’ll continue this effort, holding a fundraising luncheon at the Goei Center on November 1, working with local restaurateurs at Reds on the River, Brewery Vivant, and The Gilmore Collection, and raising funds online. We’re even kicking around the idea of a spring cycling tour. You can stay up to date with the Million Meal March online.
Thank you for all you’ve done to fight hunger in West Michigan. We live in a truly generous community.
Your friends at Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
One of the nation’s largest and most effective food banks, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims edible surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. It stores, processes and distributes that food through 1,250 local food pantries and other hunger relief agencies in 40 West Michigan counties. More than 100,000 West Michigan families rely on food from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.