Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class
GRAND RAPIDS December 23–The Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s community action team partnered with the First Community Church AME in Grand Rapids last Thursday to provide food for families in the community facing food insecurity this holiday season. The final food truck of 2014 served produce, breads, desserts and snacks to more than 108 households, with almost 400 individuals being fed through the service.
How it works: Members of local labor unions donate their time and money every month to deliver a Feeding America mobile food pantry– or food truck– to a church or service organization in the Grand Rapids area. Church staff and volunteers then get the word out to their congregants and neighbors, making sure anyone who needs a little extra help knows the time and place they can pick up their food. The food is distributed to anyone that shows up, with no proof of income or need required.
To date, through the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, more than 30 tons of food has been distributed to local families. For more information about the food truck program, or if you would like to volunteer your time, please email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org