Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Mobile food pantry locations set for 2016


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GRAND RAPIDS January 29, 2016– For 2016, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council Community Action Team (CAT) will continue partnering with local churches to host Feeding America mobile food pantries. The trucks are purchased through the donations of local unions and individuals, and on the third Thursday of the month, volunteers from across west Michigan offer their time to distribute the food to anyone who needs a little help.

In January, the KICLC CAT held a food truck on Martin Luther King Day at City Life Church. Our next truck will be in March at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center. Then for the remainder of the year the food trucks will rotate between New Life Church of God in Christ, First Community AME and City Life Church.

Below is our 2016 food truck schedule:

Feb: No truck

Mar 17: Kent-Ionia Labor Center

Apr 21: First Community AME

May 19: New Life Church of God in Christ

Jun 16: City Life Church

Jul 21: First Community AME

Aug 18: New Life COGIC

Sep 15: City Life Church

Oct 20: First Community AME

Nov 17: New Life COGIC

Dec 15: City Life Church

Unless otherwise noted, volunteers should meet at the church at 3:30pm to help set up. Food distribution starts at 4:00pm and continues until food is gone (usually takes about an hour). Anyone is welcome to come and volunteer their time to help distribute the food.

The trucks– provided by local unions, individual donors, Feeding America West Michigan and Heart of West Michigan United Way– hold 5,000 pounds of produce, baked goods and other food items.

Anyone who is in-need is welcome to come and receive food, no questions asked and no proof of income is required.

The monthly food truck is funded through the generous donations of working men and women. If you would like to support the the food truck program financially, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Labor Heritage Society of West Michigan.

For more information, please contact the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.

Kent-Ionia Labor Council

The Kent-Ionia Labor Council, AFL-CIO is a coalition of west Michigan labor unions in Kent and Ionia Counties, based in Grand Rapids.

Address, phone, email

918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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