What We Do

We're putting an end to hunger in South Michigan.

South Michigan Food Bank was founded in 1982 with one purpose...

to provide hunger relief, nutrition education, and hope to those in need.

Our Food Bank has grown from a small group of people believing in this mission to an organization that reaches thousands of people each year. We partner with 285 agencies over eight Michigan counties to make sure that everyone has access to the nutrition they need to succeed.

1982ish photo

One of the first photos we have of our Food Bank, circa 1982! Our founder, Bob Randalls (L), and staff in the warehouse, working against hunger in South Michigan. 


At our distribution center in Battle Creek, MI, we collect fresh and non-perishable food items and team up with volunteers and agencies to feed our eight counties.

Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, St. Joseph

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Proud Members of Feeding America & the Food Bank Council of Michigan

Sources of Food
  • Local Donations
  • Michigan Agricultural Surplus System
  • Purchased Food
  • Food Drives
  • National Donations
  • USDA

Together, we're changing lives. One meal at a time.