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Donor Matches Funds Raised For Food Rescue Of Northwest Michigan

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A generous donor is helping a local nonprofit feed families in five Northern Michigan counties.

Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan collects food like bread and produce from grocery stores, farms and restaurants.

It's all food that would have been thrown away.

Then they take the food to about 35 different pantries in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.

In 2016, they rescued and delivered 1.4 million pounds.

During the month of May, an anonymous donor vowed to match raised funds up to $7,500 dollars. 

“20 cents equals a pound of food picked up,” explains Program Director, Taylor Moore. “That's making sure our trucks have enough fuel to go to all the pantries, paying our drivers. We need to keep these trucks on the road otherwise food would just end up in the landfill, perfectly fine food.”

If you're interested in donating to Food Rescue, click here.