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South Michigan Food Bank



Started on October 1, 2021
2 year commitment

Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.

South Michigan Food Bank will receive support from PHA to implement a comprehensive nutrition ranking system over the next two years. PHA will provide technical assistance to help South Michigan Food Bank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.

South Michigan Food Bank is enhancing the quality of life for those struggling with hunger in South Michigan! Partnerships with nearly 300 agencies make our programs like Fresh Food Distributions, the Fresh Food Pharmacy, and Mobile Market thrive in our service area of eight Michigan counties: Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, and St. Joseph. We are focused on providing both fresh foods and shelf-stable items for well-rounded meals, ensuring our neighbors can supplement their meals, not make sacrifices.

Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity

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