Food From the Heart

  • Van Andel Arena 130 Fulton West Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States

4 HOURS. 1,000 VOLUNTEERS. 200,000 MEALS.

Food from the Heart | Day of Action 2017

URGENT NEED: If you are available from 9am-3pm on June 21, consider becoming a Station Leader. Learn more and sign-up HERE.

Join Heart of West Michigan United Way in making Food from the Heart!

According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study, hunger threatens at least 1 in 8 people in our community. The need is even higher among children, with 1 in 5 considered food insecure, a condition that has serious implications for their immediate wellbeing and their long-term physical, cognitive, and social health.

On June 21, volunteers will assemble ready-to-prepare meals that will be distributed through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to food pantries across the county. In two 2-hour shifts, over 1,000 people will package 200,000 protein-enriched meals for local families.


  • Sign up for one of two shifts: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.
  • Groups are welcome & encouraged, but to allow for volunteers from across the community, we ask that group registrations do not exceed 12 individuals.
  • Children 5+ welcome with adult supervision.

You can donate to food security in West Michigan by visiting


Thank you to our event sponsors!


Kellogg Company Fund


The Steelcase Foundation


Feeding America West Michigan