The Kalamazoo County Fights Hunger Fund is raising funds to purchase a mobile food truck to get food to the needy that cannot get to a soup kitchen.

Reverend William Stein is a big man with big dreams. "Jesus took his ministry to the people, and so shall we," he declares. The man behind God's Kitchen wants to take the show on the road- literally, in Kalamazoo County by raising funds to purchase a food truck that could be used as a mobile soup kitchen.

Kalamazoo County Fights Hunger Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity established to raise money to feed hungry and homeless citizens living in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. There is a definite need, according to the 2015 Census. Numbers show 18.3% of Kalamazoo County residents are impoverished and that figure rises to 48.3% when you narrow to the City limits. One of the elements of poverty is that transportation costs are sometimes prohibitive for people to get to a soup kitchen to get assistance. Rev. Stein has come up with a solution: a food truck to bring the meals to where the needy are. In fact, he envisions a fleet of trucks and has established a GoFundMe page to raise monies.

Two lunch fundraisers are planned at Sam's Club on S. Westnedge in Portage:

  • 11:30-4pm
  • Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5
  • $5 buys you lunch- a Johnsonville brat, coleslaw, chip and a bottle of water
Photo: Heather McGregor

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