Food


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These 7 Michigan Farms Were Saved By Grants

“Ensuring the long-term sustainability of Michigan’s nearly 10 million acres of farmland is the foundation for preserving our food production and supply,” said Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In this Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her EBT/Bridge Card tokens for a purchase from Elizabeth and Gary Lauber from Sweet Delights at the Farmer's Market in Detroit. House approval of a scaled-back farm bill is setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of domestic food aid in the United States. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
There Is More Support Coming for Michigan Families. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Families with kids on free and reduced lunch might be getting a little help putting food on the table.

Michigan's food deserts are another symptom of the growing economic issues and disparities in the state.
A Trip to the Store: Michigan Food Deserts Leave Few Options for Hungry Families

Where are Michigan’s food deserts in 2020, and what should you know if you live in one?

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‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears’: Michigan Farmers Stay Committed to Healthy Food During COVID-19

COVID-19 showed possibilities for smaller operations to succeed, though experts skeptical on major industry shift.

A Daily Bread volunteer prepares food for pick-up in Adrian, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Give Hungry Michiganders a Happy Holiday

In a city facing an especially hard winter for unhoused Michiganders, Daily Bread of Lenawee is showing how to give back this holiday season.

Terre Haute - Circa May 2020: SNAP and EBT Accepted here sign. SNAP and Food Stamps provide nutrition benefits to supplement the budgets of disadvantaged families.
Michigan Blocks Trump’s Efforts to Slash Food Assistance During the Pandemic

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of states fighting to stop Trump's efforts to take food assistance away from out-of-work Michiganders.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - APRIL 14: A volunteer with Forgotten Harvest loads food into a cart at a mobile pantry April 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The organization distributes food throughout the metro area, which has seen an uptick in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
More Than 600,000 Michiganders Don’t Have the Food They Need

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) holds up coronavirus relief, Michigan's food banks are seeing dramatic rises in need.