About Us

 

Our Mission - Helping Familes Move Forward

To serve the Greater Wyoming area food, resources, and services to people in need.  Our goal is to ensure everyone is given personalized service with a high degree of dignity and respect during their time of need.  We believe that providing these services will build a stronger community and create a better life for future generations.

 

Why We Do This

 

Family Network exists to share the love of Jesus by serving the people of Wyoming and the Greater Grand Rapids Metro area. Family Network strives to build community and help families in need through our services. We offer food and household items and a wide variety of other services. In addition to the services we provide, we also partner with other organizations to create a network of help for our clients. Family Network continues to strengthen existing relationships and make new partnerships with other organizations and individuals in the Wyoming area.

 

Our History

On April 1, 2004 Family Network of Wyoming opened as a "client choice" food pantry serving an average of 11 families per week and one food truck per month.  In the first year of operation the food programs served 130,000 pounds of food to 1,400 households.  In 2006, the food programs distributed over 232,000 pounds of healthy and nutritious food to 3,300 families.  Our 2007 totals were 401,716 pounds of food gratefully given to 6,192 area families.  In 2008 the numbers have increased to 566,590 pounds of food given to 10,882 deserving families.  For 2011, FNOW distributed 613,686 pounds of food to 8,447 area families and expanded our line of classes to include budgeting and computer classes. 
Family Network has grown to offer non-food programs such as medical equipment for loan, the annual Wyoming Christmas Store, our community garden, health, cooking and job skill classes for the entire community, and free faxing, copying, and internet services to those seeking employment and financial assistance.
 

Emergency Help Resources

If you need help when Family Network is closed, or to find information about services not offered by Family Network (such as housing and health care) check these resources. 

Allegan County
1-800-310-5454

 

Ottawa County
1-877-211-5253


State of Michigan
Jobs and training; Unemployment; Health care; Family support; Housing help.
Link to Helping Hand Web Site