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County wide food drive begins today

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Join with Access of West Michigan as we collect 100 tons of food & personal care items to stock local food pantries from October 8-13. Why? Because hunger hasn't gone away.
Underwriting support from:

Drop-Off Locations

  • Family Fare Grocery Stores
  • D&W Grocery Stores
  • Duthler Family Foods
  • Fulton Heights Foods
  • Forest Hills Foods
  • Aldi
  • Walgreens
  • Mercantile Bank branches
  • Fifth Third Bank branches

/Courtesy of Access of West Michigan

The County Wide Food Drive begins today!

How to Help: Please pick up a few extra groceries and bring them to one of the drop-off locations listed to the right.

Why: The collected items will go to area food pantries to provide emergency support for local families and the elderly.

Goal: Our goal is to collect 100 tons of food county-wide.

Suggested Items:

  • Pasta and sauce
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meats
  • Soup
  • Healthy Items
  • Coffee
  • Toothpaste/brushes
  • Soap (dish, bar, laundry)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo/conditioner

If you have any questions, please contact Access of West Michigan at (616) 774-2175 or

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