Consumers Energy Foundation Provides Grants to Help Fight Hunger in Michigan

Two nonprofits will receive quarter-million-dollar grants to help Michiganders who are struggling with basic necessities.

The funding comes from the Consumers Energy Foundation . The Food Bank Council of Michigan is receiving the first $250,000 grant to be distributed to food banks around the state. According to the foundation, each dollar represents 6 meals, resulting in a total of 1.5 million meals being supported.

The other grant is being given to The Michigan Association of United Ways to assist low-income families with basic needs including housing repairs, gas and transportation, and rental assistance among other things. The funding is intended to help Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, or ALICE residents, who don’t qualify for federal assistance, but are still struggling with the increasing cost of living.