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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…

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…