Be an advocate too!Northwest Food Coalition overwhelmingly approved a letter to state and federal elected officials in support of continued SNAP benefits and other efforts to increase food security and equity for everyone. We're proud of the work the Food Coalition did to reach consensus and get to a vote, and glad we are speaking up for our neighbors in need.
"As families continue to make difficult decisions around affording food, medications, housing, and more, increased food insecurity will likely lead to adverse health outcomes, creating additional burdens on our already strained healthcare systems. The decrease in SNAP benefits will also reduce economic activity and hurt grocery stores and local food businesses." ... See MoreSee Less
The Farm2Neighbor program in actionIt's an exciting time of year! The Northwest Food Coalition purchased broccoli, zucchini, and cucumbers that local farmers grew. Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan’s job now will be to distribute that produce in an equitable way to food pantries and community meal sites throughout the five-county region. Food Rescue delivers Coalition-purchased food in boxes marked with yellow tape, and it's always a welcome sight!
Together with the Coalition and its Purchasing Committee, Food Rescue made a plan and now it's coming to fruition! Working together, these organizations are helping people access the nutritious food they need. ... See MoreSee Less