About Us

The mission of the Northwest Food Coalition is to empower member food programs by coordinating and creating resources to achieve regional food security.

We are a roughly 70 member coalition of food pantries, emergency meal sites and baby pantries in a six country area of northwest Michigan.

In 2019 the Northwest Food Coalition celebrated its 25th Anniversary. It began in 1994, organized by the Hunger Action Coalition of Detroit that reached out to seven groups around the state to assess hunger and poverty in rural Michigan.

The food coalition leadership team is the called the Operating Committee.   Each year, members are appointed for one-year terms by the membership. The Operating Committee works to find new resources for the coalition through grants, community outreach and policy work.

The coalition member meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 9 am at the Church of the Nazarene, 1023 S Division St, Traverse City. At the monthly meetings, we share best practices and resources and coordinate joint projects like food drives.   Meeting are open to the public.

If you would like to download/view/print the 2018 or 2019 NW Food Coalition Highlights, please click the links below:


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1997 – 2019 – People Served Annually by NW Food Coalition

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