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Manna Food Project helps feed the hungry in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties in Northwest Michigan. Manna is a partner organization of the Feeding America Food Bank Network and is funded entirely through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
“Families line up to visit northern Michigan food bank, many for the first time”
by Lexi Krupp | Interlochen Public Radio
Thinking Green: How Manna Approaches Earth Day
Jessyca Stoepker | April 22, 2021
Today is Earth Day. What used to be a little-known and quickly forgotten blip on the calendar has become a widely celebrated holiday, across the nation and the world. I tell everyone I know that it’s my favorite—even above New Year’s—because protecting and preserving the natural beauty of our planet is of the utmost importance.
But as climate change becomes less of a myth and more of a startling reality, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. What can be done to address this crisis? How can we ensure a vibrant, clean, and healthy world for future generations?
How do you measure hunger?
Hunger is a feeling that can be different for everyone, but the term “food insecurity” is the best way to actually measure the conditions that can lead to hunger. According to Feeding America West Michigan (FAWM), food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live a healthy life.
We cannot tell just by appearances who among us may be struggling to make ends meet. One "bad month" out of the year can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Lay-offs at work, unexpected car issues, or an accident may suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying other bills. Millions of Americans face situations like this every day that may lead to food insecurity and hunger.