ince 1981 the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has vigorously pursued the mission to eradicate hunger within the community. Through a network of partner agencies, more than 331,000 people are served each year.
Throughout the years the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has been honored with many awards from Feeding America. By receiving the Excellence in Food Banking Award, the Food Bank was recognized as the number one food bank in the nation. The Food Bank has also received Model Program Awards for the BackPack program, product initiatives, agency relations, fundraising efforts and technological advancements.
Events & Fundraisers
ABC 12 Spirit Squad
During the 2018 – 2019 school year, ABC 12’s Mallory Pearson will be making the rounds to local schools encouraging both school spirit and the spirit of giving! Each Friday, Mallory broadcasts live from a different school during the 5am – 7am morning news.
Participating schools collect non-perishable canned and boxed food, personal care items and monetary donations throughout the school year.
These items are then donated to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The Food Bank keeps a running total of the donations from each school. At the end of the school year, the winner is announced and awarded the Spirit Cup during the live finale. Any school that collects 10,000 lbs or more will be invited to join in the celebration.
Empty Bowls 2018
Join us, at the Hunger Solution Center, for our Signature Fundraiser, Empty Bowls! Your $25 Ticket entitles you to a delicious meal of soup and bread from a variety of local restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment, a silent auction and choose from hundreds of hand-made pottery bowls created by FIA artisans and take home your own one-of-kind bowl to serve as a reminder of hunger in our communities.
*Special thanks to the FIA and their students for the donation of handmade bowls
Canstruction is a unique design & build charity art exhibition! Teams of students build structures entirely from canned foods.
The competition is a fun and exciting way for young people to engage in team-building while practicing leadership, creativity, mathematics, and design … all while working for a good cause: Feeding those in need in Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s 22 county service area.
This competition will take place at Genesee Valley Center in March.
It’s a super easy, online food drive that focuses on supplying food banks with fresh fruits, vegetable and other healthy foods! This holiday season, every family deserves fresh, nutritious foods. Now, you can host an online food drive for the Food Bank at no cost and with less effort than a traditional food drive. Find out how at givehealthy.org.