Food grants awarded to Menominee

Oct 26, 2016

MENOMINEE, MI--   Feeding America West Michigan has received two grants to support its hunger-relief efforts in Menominee.  

Totaling nearly $11,000, the grants will bring more mobile food pantries to the city and establish a program for women veterans in need. 

The Caterpillar Foundation has granted $9,822 to underwrite food pantries at Abundant Life Mission Center.  Center officials say each mobile food pantry is able to serve about 300 households.  Abundant Life also hosts 66 people, 25 of whom are children. 

And the M&M Area Community Foundation is giving a $1,000 grant to feed women veterans and their families in the area.  The grant will fund a pilot project to help a local veterans assistance program add food to the list of needs they’re able to meet.