FENTON – Since 2008, SpartanNash, VG’s Grocery and Miller Poultry have made it a tradition to partner together and donate chicken to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) during the holiday season. That custom of giving continued this year, with Miller Poultry delivering 5,000 lbs. of chicken to VG’s Grocery in Fenton last Wednesday. Representatives from FBEM were on hand to accept the donation, which will feed many mid-Michigan families in need and help to make the holidays a little brighter.
In total, SpartanNash and Miller Poultry will donate a combined 10,000 lbs. of chicken to combat hunger by this year’s end. Throughout the years, more than 100,000 lbs. of chicken have been donated to local and regional food banks through the ongoing partnership with SpartanNash and Miller Poultry.
Miller Poultry has been raising all natural, high-quality chicken for more than 40 years. They currently process more than 625,000 chickens per week while maintaining the hands-on approach they have become known for. The Miller family carefully monitors every step, from the hatchery to the processing facility, and all chickens are raised in a cage-free, low-stress environment.
VG’s and SpartanNash are longtime partners with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, helping to fight hunger in many ways. VG’s has in-store initiatives throughout the year, including their annual Scan-Away- Hunger program during the Holiday Season, which allows their shoppers to take part in the giving. During the program, VG’s customers have the opportunity to give the gift of food with $1, $5 or $10 donations, or to give $17, which will purchase a full bag of groceries.
Serving local families in need since 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has grown to provide more than 25 million pounds of food each year through more than 415 partner agencies in 22 counties throughout Michigan. Partner agencies consist of local soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries who strive to feed more than 300,000 people who struggle with hunger throughout eastern Michigan. For more information about FBEM, visit www.fbem.org.