Schuettes, Food Bank Council of Michigan kick off 2016 Michigan Harvest Gathering

Michigan Harvest Gathering kicked off its 26th year of statewide hunger relief with a bus tour Thursday, Sept. 22, at the state Capitol. The tour began during the Farmers Market at the Capitol, in collaboration with the Michigan Farmers Market Association, and then headed to Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park. Michigan Harvest Gathering founder Michigan…

Phil Knight: Michigan Can Beat Hunger, Food Insecurity

Consider that 23 percent — nearly 1 in 4 — Michigan residents are food insecure. I believe you will agree with me that this is unacceptable. I urge you to take a closer look at those around you and reconsider the faces of hunger. The Food Bank Council of Michigan and our statewide network of…

Michigan Harvest Gathering Welcomes Chartwells K-12

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As Michigan Harvest Gathering celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Food Bank Council of Michigan welcomes a new statewide employee giving partner. Chartwells K-12 operates in 151 school districts throughout the state, with a focus on preparing nutritious food for children. “Partnering with the Michigan Harvest Gathering is a natural fit for Chartwells,” said Brian Casey, Great…

Mobile Pantry Delivers More Than Food

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On a warm, humid morning in late August, Kait and I drove an hour from Lansing to Battle Creek to visit a mobile food pantry. We found the location and parked a few blocks down the street, in a neighborhood that probably saw its best days about 40 years ago. Some of the homes seemed…

Michigan Harvest Gathering Kicks Off Around the State

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Cynthia Schuette, Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Food Bank Council of Michigan have been busy the last couple of weeks spreading the news about the 25th annual Michigan Harvest Gathering at Kickoff events around the state. In 1991, Cynthia Schuette envisioned Michigan Harvest Gathering as a way to engage the whole state in hunger relief…

Dr. Knight Shares Vision of Statewide Food Security

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Consider the words attributed to St. Francis, “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and soon you will be doing the impossible.” I am convinced that we have given hunger too much credit for being unstoppable. We have allowed its bravado, its size and scope to convince us we can’t beat it….

Pouring a Glass of Milk for the Hungry

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Pouring a Glass of Milk for the Hungry: MMPA Donates Approximately 22,700 Gallons of Milk to Michigan Food Banks Every year, more than 1.7 million Michiganders – including 20 percent of Michigan children – rely on food banks. And milk is one of the most requested food items. But on average, food banks are only…