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What We Do

Feeding South Michigan since 1982.

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Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for those struggling with hunger in South Michigan

See how South Michigan Food Bank is making an impact in our 8 counties! It's a team effort; we couldn't do it without the help and support of our partner agencies, volunteers, and community!

All of this support helped us distribute millions of pounds of food throughout our eight counties in 2020.

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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. These agencies are organizations like schools, churches, and other nonprofits that run our distribution sites for pantries, Fresh Food Distributions, and other programs.

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

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Volunteers unpack food donations at South Michigan Food Bank in the early 1980s!

So, here's our part in the movement to end hunger.

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SECURE DONATIONS

We receive donations of food, funds, and time from individuals, companies and organizations!

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ACQUIRE & MOVE FOOD

We pick up and receive an average of 1.2 million pounds of food every month!

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SAFELY STORE & DISTRIBUTE FOOD

We store food in our 30,200 sq ft warehouse! Agencies visit us to pick up their food or have it delivered by one of our drivers!

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PARTNERS OPEN THEIR DOORS

Over 285 partners in eight counties ensure families no longer worry about where their next meal is coming from!

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TOGETHER, WE FEED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

In 2020, we provided over 60,000 shopping carts full of groceries!