An advocate for west Michigan working families through collective action, education and community partnerships.
MUSKGEON August 3, 2015—Muskegon-area union members sponsored a Feeding America food truck at the CIO Hall in downtown Muskegon last Thursday, and 226 local families were able to stock their pantries and refrigerators from the donated food items.
West Michigan United Labor (WMUL)—a partnership of west Michigan union leaders and the United Way—donated the money to provide over 10,000 pounds of food from Feeding America of West Michigan. Fifty-eight union volunteers helped distribute that food to local residents currently experiencing food insecurity.
Households received a number of food items, including cabbage, cucumbers, sausage, bread, yogurt, pastries, milk and potatoes.
In addition to distributing food, union volunteers also did voter registration at the food truck, signing up more than 30 new voters.
West Michigan United Labor July food truck by the numbers:
10,171: Pounds of food distributed
700: Number of individuals served
227: Households served
58: Union volunteers donating their time to distribute food
30+: Number of newly-registered voters