food insecurity

Hector, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Client Advocate

According to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes – a local nonprofit and food pantry - one out of every six people in the Kalamazoo area struggles with food insecurity.

WSW: Taking on Hunger

Jul 29, 2015
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“You don’t worry about education, you don’t worry about health insurance, you don’t worry about other problems in life if you’re hungry” says the Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan Phillip Knight. 

The Associated Press


More than 189,000 people were served by the Food Bank of South Central Michigan last year. 

The report says the Battle Creek-based Food Bank of South Central Michigan helps more than 189,000 people each year.


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation plans to help families in Michigan and three other states, while also connecting established and emerging community leaders.