Get Ready For Big Change on August 22 Mark your calendars! Our 2nd annual Big Change Equals Big Change fundraiser is slated for Tuesday, August 22, and you will NOT want to miss it! The fun starts at 6 p.m. at Main Street Gallery’s magical spot along the Leland River, and attendees will be treated… Continue reading 2023 Summer Fundraisers
While 5Loaves2Fish is powered almost 100% by volunteers (thank you!), we do have two crucial staff members that are paid to keep this very active operation running smoothly and efficiently. Operations Director Emily Kanitz does an incredible job of handling the myriad of end-to-end logistics tied to sustaining a food outreach program. And now Emily… Continue reading Meet Caleb Piersma!
We caught up with Bill and Michelle White, co-founders of 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan, to chat about how the summer went and what they are looking forward to as the need for support for the homeless and food insecure continues to grow in our area. Q: First of all, how are you guys feeling about the… Continue reading An Eye On The Future
We’re happy to report that the future seems to be in good hands, especially based on the recent activities of some young entrepreneurs who go by the moniker “Kids Mean Business.” The group of industrious 8- to 12-year olds approached their parents over the summer — including Leland Gal owner Maggie Revel — expressing an… Continue reading These Kids Mean Business
The second in a three-part series to raise awareness for homelessness and food insecurity will take place on Tuesday, June 21, at Leland’s Main Street Gallery at 6:00 PM. Organized by 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan, the ‘Big Change Equals Big Change’ event will include a panel discussion on homelessness led by Ryan Hannon, Larry Mawby, Ashley… Continue reading ‘Big Change’ June 21 Panel Discussion
If you’ve been involved with 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan in any way, you’ve no doubt encountered the dynamic husband and wife team of Bill and Michelle White. As the group’s co-founders, Bill and Michelle have been serving the homeless and food-insecure population of Leelanau County and Traverse City since the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic… Continue reading Meet Bill & Michelle White
They say the best gifts come in small boxes. Michelle White would beg to differ. As the co-founder of 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan, Michelle couldn’t contain her excitement on a recent snowy morning when a delivery truck rolled up to the Leland Community United Methodist Church to drop off a gift in a decidedly not small… Continue reading Ask & Receive
When Deaconess Michelle White bakes a loaf of bread, there’s a measure of love along with the flour and yeast. She is co-director of 5loaves2fish Northern Michigan in Leland. (Photo courtesy of Michelle White) 5loaves2fishnmi operates out of Leland Community United Methodist Church under the direction of Michelle and Bill White. This Deaconess and Home… Continue reading A Deaconess in the Kitchen