Thank you to the Oleson Foundation

We are humbled and grateful to have received a $10,000.00 donation from The Oleson Foundation to support our six school food pantries. Our model is different in that students can access fresh food on a daily basis if needed. Transportation can be a barrier for families who otherwise would have to drive to a local food pantry. Thank you Oleson’s for your confidence and support for the work that we do.

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Our volunteers are back to delivering fresh food to our school pantry locations!

Did you know that many families ( 38% ) experience food insecurity in our region? Step Up Northern Michigan takes a unique approach by supporting 6 local food pantries located within schools. We partner with @Food Rescue of Northern Michigan and the Northwest Food Coalition to purchase local farmer produce and groceries so that our most vulnerable students have access to food on a daily basis.

Fresh cucumbers and peaches from Food Rescue
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