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Proud Partner of 13 Food for Families
Your donation to 13 Food for Families makes a big difference in your community!
Local food pantries are often inundated during the holiday season because people are in the spirit of giving. But the giving slows dramatically during the summer months. That's unfortunate because experts know... hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. In fact, food pantries struggle to keep up with the demand for help during the summer months. And now there is a new face of hunger in our community. People who one or two years ago were holding jobs and feeding their families without trouble, are now having to rely on food pantries.
Because of that, WZZM 13, Spartan Stores, Rhoades McKee and Lamar Construction are teaming up this summer to help meet the needs of hungry families in West Michigan. 13 Food for Families runs from June 7 - 14, 2010. During the campaign, WZZM viewers will be encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishables to the local food pantries. The food collected will be distributed to pantries by ACCESS, a non-profit organization whose goal it is to connect people with resources with people in need. The food will be divided among pantries throughout Western Michigan. Our goal this year is 200,000 pounds of food.
Learn more here.