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…

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…

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…

FBCM Thanks Verizon Foundation for the New Look

Ben Reed and Attorney General

Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) has made important technological progress in support of their mission, with generous support from the Verizon Foundation. A grant from Verizon made it possible for FBCM to invest in important communication tools that support a statewide hunger relief network. Technological improvements include a new website, which through image and…

Springtime: Cultivating Our Produce Programs

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Although it doesn’t feel like it now, we know that spring is right around the corner. We will wake up one day and the sun will have melted most of the snow, leaving only steadfast patches of ice hanging on for the last of the winter season. The ground will be soggy and we’ll hear…

Michigan Food Banks Tackle Access

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Of the many root contributors to hunger, access can be easily recognized by the availability of nourishing food in a given community. Nourishing food is key, and can come from a variety of sources. Unfortunately, there are many neighborhoods and towns that simply do not possess the consistent means to provide it. Many neighborhood convenience…