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

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 www.hwmuw.org/meals

 

Thank you to our event sponsors!

PREMIERE SPONSOR

Kellogg Company Fund

ADDITIONAL FUNDING

The Steelcase Foundation

DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

Feeding America West Michigan