Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

July and August food trucks serve over 120 households

GRAND RAPIDS August 30, 2016– The West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its July food truck at First Community AME, and its August food truck at New Life Church of God in Christ, both in Grand Rapids, where over 120 households were able to receive food assistance.

About the Food Truck Program: 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.

The food is distributed to anyone that shows up, no proof of income or need required. For many struggling families, this serves as a welcome supplement to food they receive from local pantries.

Over the past two years, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, the Heart of West Michigan United Way, its partner organizations and volunteers delivered over 125,000 pounds of food to neighbors in need.

September’s food truck will be held at City Life Church, 574 Division S in Grand Rapids. If you would like to support our monthly food truck program, and ensure food-insecure families in Grand Rapids continue to have access to healthy food options, you can make a donation to the Labor Heritage Society of West Michigan. A donation of $5 will provide 50 pounds of food, $10 will provide 100 pounds, and $100 will provide 1000 pounds.

For more information on our monthly food truck, click here.

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