Your donation to 13 Food for Families makes a big difference in your community!
Local food pantries are often inundated during the holiday season because people are in the spirit of giving. But the giving slows dramatically during the summer months. That's unfortunate because experts know... hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. In fact, food pantries struggle to keep up with the demand for help during the summer months. And now there is a new face of hunger in our community. People who one or two years ago were holding jobs and feeding their families without trouble, now need to rely on food pantries.
Because of that, WZZM 13, Spartan Stores, Rhoades McKee, Coles and Lamar Construction are teaming up this summer to help meet the needs of hungry families in West Michigan. 13 Food for Families runs from June 6 -13, 2011. During the campaign, WZZM viewers will be encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishables to the local food pantries. The food collected will be distributed to pantries by ACCESS, a non-profit organization whose goal it is to connect people with resources with people in need. The food will be divided among pantries throughout Western Michigan. Our goal this year is 200,000 pounds of food.
Please give generously!
All of the food we have collected during this campaign will be distributed to pantries in 11 counties.
Photos from the 2013 Food for Families Drive
See how the 13 Food for Families is helping feed hungry families in West Michigan.
We'll be out at the Family Fare store in Kentwood Monday afternoon celebrating the success of our Food for Families push for 2013.
The Baxter Neighborhood is going the extra mile with a greenhouse that teaches residents how to garden and can the harvest.
Learn about efforts underway to fight hunger in Kent County.
Learn about this year's 13 Food for Families campaign.
Local food pantries are often inundated during the holiday season because people are in the spirit of giving, but the giving slows dramatically during the summer months.
13 Food for Families accepts all non-perishable food donations, but especially needs these nutritious items.
Summer Meals Program provides healthy and nutritious food to students, age 18 and under.
Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Please give generously to the WZZM 13 Food for Families food collection.
WZZM 13's 2013 Food For Families food drive takes place June 10 - 17, 2013. Please consider donating if you are able. Here are various photos from the 2012 Food for Families campaign.