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Food to Families
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, Country Fresh, Rhoades McKee, and Christian Brothers Automotive are teaming up this summer to help meet the needs of hungry families in West Michigan. 13 Food for Families runs from June 11 -18, 2012. During the campaign, WZZM viewers will be encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishables to 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 do your part to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry at night.

Please give generously!

Food For Families collects 268,355 pounds of food

11:33 PM, Jun 17, 2013

All of the food we have collected during this campaign will be distributed to pantries in 11 counties.

Food for Families - 2013

2:09 PM, Jun 17, 2013

Photos from the 2013 Food for Families Drive

13 Food for Families

9:51 AM, Jun 17, 2013

See how the 13 Food for Families is helping feed hungry families in West Michigan.

Kentwood store wins ice cream social

9:02 AM, Jun 17, 2013

We'll be out at the Family Fare store in Kentwood Monday afternoon celebrating the success of our Food for Families push for 2013.

Food for Families: Jennifer Gray, ACCESS shares need for food

8:29 AM, Jun 15, 2013

13 Food for Families: Canstruction

10:27 AM, Jun 14, 2013

Learn about this year's can-struction project and how you can donate to our 13 Food for Families campaign.

Supermarket Sweep to feed those in need

1:27 PM, Jun 12, 2013

Food For Families: Neighborhood gardening

6:23 PM, Jun 11, 2013

The Baxter Neighborhood is going the extra mile with a greenhouse that teaches residents how to garden and can the harvest.

13 Food for Families: Fighting Hunger

10:47 AM, Jun 11, 2013

Learn about efforts underway to fight hunger in Kent County.

13 Food for Families

2:11 PM, Jun 10, 2013

Learn about this year's 13 Food for Families campaign.

13 Food for Families collection begins Monday

8:25 PM, Jun 7, 2013

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 Most Needed Foods

2:55 PM, May 22, 2013

13 Food for Families accepts all non-perishable food donations, but especially needs these nutritious items.

GRPS 2013 Summer Meals Program

2:52 PM, May 20, 2013

Summer Meals Program provides healthy and nutritious food to students, age 18 and under.

13 Food for Families - An important Community Campaign

2:48 PM, May 20, 2013

WZZM 13 Food for Families - 2013 Collection Sites

2:15 PM, May 20, 2013

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation.  Please give generously to the WZZM 13 Food for Families food collection.