Kalamazoo County opens up access to food program

A new partnership is helping get locally-grown produce to area's elderly population.

Kalamazoo County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is partnering with Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes to get locally-grown food to elderly people who need it.

The project is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which buys produce, dairy, and meat products from area farmers and distributes them to people struggling with food insecurity.

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“Our partnership … allows both agencies to connect vulnerable individuals with quality food resources and to bolster their support network,” said Greta Faworski, resource development director of Loaves & Fishes in a statement.

To qualify, Kalamazoo County residents must be age 60 or older. They can connect with the program by calling Loaves and Fishes at (269) 343-3663 or emailing

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