WHAT WE DO
Feeding South Michigan since 1982
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!
In 2022, together with our donors, volunteers, and partners, we distributed 11,688,200 pounds!
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 300+ 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 distribution sites for pantries, Fresh Food Distributions, and other programs.
So, here's our part in the movement to end hunger
We receive donations of food, funds, and time from individuals, companies and organizations!
ACQUIRE & MOVE FOOD
We pick up and receive an average of 1 million pounds of food every month!
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!
PARTNERS OPEN THEIR DOORS
Over 300 partners in eight counties ensure families no longer worry about where their next meal is coming from!
TOGETHER, WE FEED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE!
Every month there are 15,000 families visiting a food pantry in our neighborhood and yours!
Food Bank vs Food Pantry
Food banks source million pounds of food through purchases and donations. We store that food and distribute to partner food sites. We are 1 of 200 food banks across the nation — every county in the United States is covered by a food bank!
Partner food sites, like food pantries, Fresh Food Distributions, and soup kitchens, are places like schools and churches that give the food acquired from a food bank directly to those who need it, face-to-face. We have over 300 of these partners across our eight counties!