New Hunger Solution Center goes from vision to reality!


The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Board of Directors is pleased to announce the completion of the new Hunger Solution Center. Claude High, President of the Board states “Not only did we meet; we exceeded the goal of 5.25 million to bring the total to over $6 million, including in-kind gifts. The goal of the capital campaign will enable the Food Bank to support more, to educate more, to engage more, and most importantly to feed more.” A grand opening celebration will be held on April 20th at 6:00 p.m. to thank the many government officials, foundations, corporations, organizations, churches and individuals who joined together for the past 18 months to make the 6 million dollar facility a reality to help our hungry neighbors

With new and growing relationships among farmers, the focus on fresh produce and nutritious product will be elevated. The newly renovated building creates a larger and safer work area for volunteers to repack produce into family size bags, providing more fresh food to the hungry through the Food Bank’s network of 415 partner agencies. There is excitement seeing the production kitchen up and running, already serving over 3,000 meals daily for many food insecure children

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan distributed over 25 million pounds of food in 2014 through partner agencies in its network. These partners include church pantries, soup kitchens, community centers and others who join to distribute food and host children’s programs for their neighborhoods. Currently over 6,000 children at 130 schools receive weekly take-home backpacks of meals in 21 counties and the Food Bank hosts Summer Food Service at 72 sites during summer when school is out. Additionally, Kids Cafe, an after-school feeding program serves over 2,400 meals a day. All of these agencies and programs will benefit from additional fresh produce for their clients.

The entire community is invited to tour “their” new Hunger Solution Center which doubles the Food Bank’s capacity, increases the ability to accept bulk produce, triples the volunteer work area and creates opportunities for innovative new programs to feed our hungry neighbors with healthier options.


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