Community Food Network
The Community Food Network is proud to be the coordinating agency on the 4th Annual County-Wide Food Drive, originally begun by WION Radio! Donations will be collected throughout Ionia County to support not for profit organizations helping families in Ionia County.
October 19th - November 17th
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4th Annual County-wide Food Drive Recipients List
Continuing on with the WION Tradition, the Community Food Network will be coordinating the 4th Annual County-Wide Food Drive! Donations will be collected throughout Ionia County to support 8 Food Pantries helping families in Ionia County.
The deadline to apply to be a recipient has passed! No late applications will be considered!
Mini Drive Information
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What happens when 265 people get together to help their community?
They collect 6,201 items to share among 8 local Food Pantries!
That's right! The Community Food Network is pleased to announce totals for the 4th Annual County-wide Food Drive. With over 868 volunteer hours and $825 in cash donations, Ionia County demonstrated their commitment to volunteerism and helping their neighbors.
Eight Ionia County Pantries wish to say Thank You to the 26+ Mini-drive locations that collected non-perishable foods and cash donations totaling 6,201 items!
8 Ionia County Pantries
EPIC- A Community Church
Manna’s Market of Woodland
Muir Christian Food Pantry
Portland First Congregational Church
Saranac Community Food Pantry
Shiloh Community Food Pantry
West Berlin Wesleyan Food Pantry
Zion Community Food Pantry
The United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties & Volunteer Connections wishes to say Thank You to the 265 Volunteers who donated well over 868 volunteer hours to make this happen.
Food Drive Committee
Ionia Kids Club Volunteers
It would not have been possible to pull off such a successful Food Drive of this size without the dedication of this crew who all pitched in and worked together to plan and manage this event.
The Community Food Network also wishes to say a special Thank You to the businesses who special fundraising events to raise funds for volunteer shoppers to purchase items for food drive.
Special Events and Fundraisers
MADD Movies -hosted by the Ionia Kids Club
PromoPrint&Stitiches2 - sold Food Drive T-shirts
Ionia Wash King - collected change all year for their SUDS Drive
Lamplight Grill - Celebrity Server Event
Local 436 & Ventra - Corporate Match for donations raised by employees
Pizza Hut - 20% of purchases with coupon
Ruerink Roofing & Siding - matching funds for Lamplight Fundraiser
Total Raised in Cash Donations: $825.00
And a special THANK YOU from the Food Drive Committee to WION Radio for the constant support, guidance, and encouragement given to us throughout the planning process and continuing to help us spread the word throughout Ionia County!
Pictures will be posted weekly!
If you would like more information about the Community Food Network please contact Penny at ICCFoodNetwork@gmail.com.
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