The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves 22 counties and is in Flint. Throughout the water emergency, they remain committed to their mission that “We advocate and build a community solution to a community problem.”
For outstanding effort to rebuild and reclaim stability in South Carolina, a big "shout out" to the more than 60 bloggers hailing from cities near and far and General Mills. Together they rallied to help donate more than 1000 boxes of cereal to Harvest Hope Food Bank – a member of Feeding America.
On any given day, UMCOR volunteers from as far away as Michigan, California and Maine can be found packing relief kits for shipment to war-torn countries, installing handicap ramps at local homes, reading to schoolchildren, and cleaning apartments for the elderly in Baldwin, pop. 2,375.
Ten years ago, we achieved the highest level of teamwork that I had ever seen. It was during that time that Hurricane Katrina, once a Category 5 hurricane, had stalled on its projected turn to the Florida panhandle and targeted the coastal areas in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Filled with non-perishable food such as protein bars and bottles of protein drinks, each pack meets one family’s nutritional need up to three days and serves as a first wave of relief after a disaster occurs.
At Feeding America we talk a lot about the power of the Network - that's the combined strength of our over 200 food banks working together to help fight hunger in their communities. But to see it in action is really something special.