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Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank of West Michigan, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/05/2014: Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank of West Michigan, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: SECOND HARVEST GLEANERS FOOD BANK OF WEST MICHIGAN INC

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AKA  Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Comstock Park, MI
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Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank of West Michigan, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/05/2014: Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank of West Michigan, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: SECOND HARVEST GLEANERS FOOD BANK OF WEST MICHIGAN INC

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Also Known As: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Physical Address: Comstock Park, MI 49321 8895
EIN: 38-2439659
Web URL: www.FeedingAmericaWestMichigan.org 
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
Ruling Year: 1983 


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure food is available to the hungry in our community.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $5,369,384
Total Expenses $5,474,845

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Kenneth R. Estelle

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Since Apr 2011

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Programs

Program: Food recovery and distribution (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank addresses hunger by addressing food waste, saving good food from senseless destruction so that hungry people might have food to eat. The Food Bank receives surplus or damaged food items as donations or purchases it from wholesale farmers or food processors, which is then distributed to other nonprofits and to the unemployed.

Program Long-Term Success:

To date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed over 301 million pounds of food through food pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations, helping tens of thousands of needy people across West Michigan.

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Each year, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food and other grocery items to 1,200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Those agencies in turn provide that food to 300,000 at-risk people, including kids, seniors, and the disabled. Feeding America West Michigan started the nation's first mobile pantry program over a decade ago as a means of providing fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods to people in need no matter where they live. This model has been adopted by more than 100 food banks around the country. We will keep up the fight against hunger as long as the need for our services persists.
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