Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class
GRAND RAPIDS September 18, 2015– The West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its September food truck at Wood Brook Cathedral in Grand Rapids yesterday, where 63 families received food. The size of the average household this month was about three, which means more than 180 individuals received assistance.
Every month, west Michigan labor unions sponsor a Feeding America food truck to distribute 5,000 pounds of produce and baked goods to local families suffering from food insecurity. Union members, retirees and community members then volunteer their time to pass the food out at an area church.
Last year, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, the Heart of West Michigan United Way, its partner organizations and volunteers delivered over 64,000 pounds of food to neighbors in need.