One organization, Folk Oil, owners of Albion PS Food Mart raised over $94,000 and gave $59,000 to the South Michigan Food Bank, thanks to everyone who donated.
Over the years, their Fight Hunger Give Hope program has raised over $870,000 to fight hunger in the past 12 years. This fund drive takes place March 1 – March 14 each year at various PS Food Marts including the one in Albion, across from the Post Office.
Read more about the charities that Folk Oil raises funds for here: https://psfoodmart.com/ps-charities
The South Michigan Food Bank provided 14.5 million pounds of food throughout Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, and St. Joseph counties in 2020!
Due to bulk buying, and donations of food, each dollar donated to the Food Bank provides 6 meals to Michigan residents!
Albion has benefited from this power of food purchasing with the Helping Hands Food Hub Boxes.
How does the Food Bank work?
Ways you can to help fight hunger in Mid-Michigan.
- Donate. Donate to the Albion-Homer United Way and earmark your donation to Fight Hunger and keep funds local. Or donate to the South Michigan Food Bank that leverages your donation and feeds 8 counties in this area.
- Volunteer. The Food Bank has a page about ways to volunteer in Albion. https://smfoodbank.org/volunteer/
- Hold a fund drive. Learn how here: https://smfoodbank.org/get-involved/fund-food-drives/
Many people volunteer to help distribute the 250 boxes of food that come into Albion three times a month.
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