40 Years of Serving the Community!

On September 22nd, we had the privilege of celebrating 40 years of service with many friends and community partners. The event was made possible by First National Bank of Michigan, hosted at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and catered by Milestone Senior Service's Generations Catering. We had a lovely evening honoring those who make our work possible.
Executive Director Jennifer Johnson spoke on the past and present of KLF, followed by an awards ceremony led by Associate Director, Greta Faworski. Awards were presented to our instrumental partners & volunteers for their dedication in the past year. Due to cancellation of the 2020 event, those awards were also given. Thank you for your sincere commitment. Cheers to 40 years!

Marcia Jackson Hunger Advocacy Award

2020: Regina Mays
2022: Galesburg Mobile Food Initiative Volunteers

Willie Webster Outstanding Volunteer Award

2020: Sharon Lamson
2022: Donald Whitney

Golden Loaf Individual Award

2020: David Rozelle
2022: Jim & Roxanne Frey

Golden Loaf Group Award

2020: KLF Front Desk Volunteers
2022: MRC Industries, Inc.

Food Industry Supply Hero (FISH)

2020: Mike Rupp, Town & Country Super Market
2022: Crisp Country Acres

Community Pillar Award

2020: The DogFathers, Kalamazoo Hot Dog Walk
2022: Lindsey Dedicated Services

Anne Wend Lipsey Social Justice Award

2020: Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo
2022: Housing Department, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo