Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

December food truck serves 75 households

GRAND RAPIDS December 21, 2016– Last Thursday, December 15, the West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its November img_0317food truck at City Life Churcch in Grand Rapids, where 75 households were able to receive food assistance. Just over 270 individuals received food leading up to the Christmas holiday.

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 150,000 pounds of food to neighbors in need.

December’s food truck will be held at City Life Church, 574 Division S in Grand Rapids on December 15. 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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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.

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918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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