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, now need to rely on food pantries.
Because of that, WZZM 13, Spartan Stores, Country Fresh, and Christian Brothers Automotive are teaming up this summer to help meet the needs of hungry families in West Michigan. 13 Food for Families runs from June 10 - 17, 2013. During the campaign, WZZM viewers will be encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishables to 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. Please do your part to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry at night.
Please give generously!
WZZM 13's 2013 Food For Families food drive takes place June 10 - 17, 2013. Please consider donating if you are able. Here are various photos from the 2012 Food for Families campaign.
Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Please give generously to the WZZM 13 Food for Families food collection.
The food you generously donated during our Food for Families drive last month is now headed to those in need.
Many people appreciate the donations to WZZM 13 Food For Families food drive but some families still crave produce straight from the garden.
Employees at Fifth Third Bank are getting into the spirit of giving by playing with their food.
WZZM 13 is celebrating another honor in the race to end hunger.
There is some fierce competition going on in Lowell all for a good cause.
See how Rhoades McKee is helping feed hungry families this summer.
Fruits and vegetables are often out of reach for those struggling to afford food.
Many store locations throughout West Michigan make food donations very convenient.
WZZM kicks off our annual Food for Families food drive this week to help fight hunger in West Michigan.
The 13 Food for Families food collection truck is
making the rounds in West Michigan!
Hear from ACCESS & Spartan Stores about why the 13 Food for Families campaign is so important for our community.
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