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Increasing Food Distribution and Access

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $540,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2009–June 30, 2010
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan started in 1981 as a small, grassroots community organization distributing surplus food to those in need throughout Genesee County, as well as 21 other counties in eastern Michigan. The food bank solicits, stores, and distributes approximately 18 million pounds of food annually, either directly or through a network of more than 400 partner agencies which include soup kitchens, church pantries, homeless shelters, and other charities. This grant will enable the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to implement technology and facility upgrades that will help increase food distribution by an estimated 10 percent.