GRBJ: Meijer is one of Feeding America West Michigan's greatest assets

8:51 AM, Nov 4, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Three semi-trucks, worth $26,000 each, are now the workhorses for Feeding America West Michigan, an early Christmas present from Meijer Inc.

They came just in time.

"These trucks are replacing some retired vehicles," said FAWM CEO Ken Estelle. "Our older vehicles were reaching end of service life, and these trucks came in at just the right time."

At any given point, the nonprofit food bank has about 2 million pounds of food in its main warehouse at 864 West River Center Drive, Comstock Park. The trucks deliver food to mini-farmers markets, often in schools and churches, with religious groups making up about three-quarters of the drop points.

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