Berrien County's 'Food for Good' initiative aims to fill gap in local pantry needs

NOW: Berrien County’s ’Food for Good’ initiative aims to fill gap in local pantry needs

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - The Berrien Community Foundation and Feeding America of West Michigan teamed up on a new initiative that aims to meet the food needs of residents across Berrien County.

The "Food for Good" initiative brings a set of mobile food distributions to communities in the county.

These trucks are refrigerated, providing residents with fresh produce, dairy, proteins and other food necessities.

The Berrien Community Foundation invested $76,000 in grants to meet the anticipated funding gap across local and regional food pantries.

"We're seeing actually more and more folks coming to our mobile food distributions across our service area," said Ken Estelle, President and CEO of Feeding America West Michigan. "So in fact, in some areas, we've seen even double the number of people that had come safe before the pandemic."

Anyone interested in supporting the new initiative can write a check to the Berrien Community Foundation Food for Good Fund or call 269-983-3304.

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