The Power and Potential of Food

There are 193 countries in the world, and I have been to many of them. Each of the countries and cultures I’ve visited are unique and within them are their own subcultures. I’ve met people in villages that click for their language. I have laughed in Spanish, Swahili and half a dozen other languages that…

Standing the Gap

I am constantly looking for the right combination of words to express an idea about the incredible work of Michigan’s food banks and the families we serve. I strive to use words that help others visualize the heroic efforts of our FBCM network. For example, I often talk about “taking hunger off the table” ……

Heroes among us

Who is your favorite hero or heroine? The Caped Crusader? Super Man/Woman/Girl? Are you Justice League or an Avengers admirer? Perhaps you’ve heard that not all heroes wear capes. This has certainly been true since COVID-19 invaded and caused the worse public health crisis in a century. We now know for certain that not all…

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…