According to Hunger in America 2014, client households often survive on limited budgets and are confronted with choices between paying for food and
paying for other essentials. These dilemmas can put households in the position of choosing between competing necessities.
$1 = 6 meals
People near you are having to make some of these choices on a daily basis.
This program provides extra support for children who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches so they have nutritious foods to eat at home on the weekends. Just $100 provided one child with a weekend backpack for the entire school year.
School Pantry Program
School pantries provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. These pantries offer ongoing food assistance services and have a significant impact on the lives of children living with food insecurity.
Senior Grocery Box Program
The Senior Grocery Box Program provides a 45-50 pound box of food each month to senior citizens on a fixed-income. Just $200 provides one senior citizen with a year’s worth of supplemental boxes.
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is working to procure and distribute water and lead-mitigating foods to Flint residents. Contributions to the Flint Response Fund are designated for these relief efforts.