Grand Rapids Brewing Co.'s Rosalynn Bliss Blonde. Photo via fb.com
A beer-based fundraising campaign has brewed up support for food banks.
Forty Michigan breweries, beer bars and restaurants raised more than $45,000 for seven Feeding America-affiliated food banks in Michigan during the organization’s Hops Against Hunger campaign this fall.
Eleven establishments from West Michigan raised money during the campaign.
Certain establishments will continue to raise money year-round for the cause.
“We were amazed by the response,” said Sean Little, development associate at Feeding America West Michigan and the campaign’s organizer. “We forged so many great relationships with brewers. … And we’re excited to see those relationships develop in the future.”
Hops Against Hunger was created in 2016.
West Michigan Hops Against Hunger participants
Creston Brewery, Grand Rapids
Grand Armory Brewing, Grand Haven
Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Grand Rapids
Harmony Hall, Grand Rapids
HopCat, Grand Rapids
New Holland Brewing, Holland
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Muskegon
Terra GR Restaurant, Grand Rapids
The Mitten Brewing Company, Grand Rapids
The Søvengård, Grand Rapids
Feeding America West Michigan
Established in 1981, Feeding America West Michigan distributes surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers through a network of more than 900 food pantries, youth programs and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 Michigan counties.