The Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger is committed to linking charities that feed those in need. Distribution of donations to those in need is achieved primarily through the utilization of the food bank network that exists in Michigan.

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The Food Bank Council of Michigan is a proud sponsor of Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. The Food Bank Council is a state wide agency that represents its member food banks that serve all 83 counties in Michigan. A food bank serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food on behalf of its member agencies which are non-profit, charitable organizations serving those in need. There are over 2700 church pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and other agencies partnered with food banks throughout Michigan.

The nine member food banks of the Food Bank Council of Michigan are:

  1. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
    Flint, Michigan
    Phone: (810) 239-4441
    Counties Served:
    Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Gladwin, Arenac, Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair

  2. Gleaners Community Food Bank Serving Southeastern Michigan
    Detroit, Michigan
    Phone: (313) 923-3535
    Counties served:
    Macomb, Wayne, Monroe, Livingston and Washtenaw

  3. Greater Lansing Food Bank
    Lansing, Michigan
    Phone: (517) 908-3680
    Counties served:
    Clare, Isabella, Gratiot, Clinton, Shiawassee, Eaton and Ingham

  4. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan
    Battle Creek, Michigan
    Phone: (616) 964-3663
    Counties served:
    Barry, Calhoun, Jackson, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Branch, Hillsdale, and Lenawee

  5. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
    Comstock Park, Michigan
    Phone (616) 784-0056
    Counties served:
    Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Livingston, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, Luce, Chippewa, and Mackinac

  6. Food Gatherers Food Bank
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Phone: (734) 761-2796
    Counties served:

  7. Western U.P. Food Bank
    Houghton, Michigan
    Phone: (906) 482-5548
    Counties served:
    Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Baraga, Gogebic, Iron

  8. Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Phone: (616) 343-3669
    Counties served:

  9. Manna Project
    Petoskey, Michigan
    Phone: (231) 347-8852
    Counties served:
    Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim

If you are a processor in need of a pick up or a donor looking for a charity near you to accept your donation, please follow one of the links above if there is a food bank in your area (with a web site linked from here). If there is not a link to a food bank near you, please visit the Food Bank Council of Michigan's home page at - this site has information on how you can reach the food bank that services your section of the State to facilitate a donation. It also has a by-county listing of charitable agencies near you where your donation may be accepted...and remain in your community!

If you make a venison donation through one of Michigan's food banks, be sure to report your donation at this web site. Thanks!