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Food Bank remembers John Arnold, leader, friend, visionary

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In his 22 years with Feeding America West Michigan, John Arnold fed hundreds of thousands and inspired nonprofit leaders across the country.
John Arnold speaks at a national Feeding America conference.

John Arnold speaks at a national Feeding America conference.

It’s been four years since the death of John Arnold, Feeding America West Michigan’s longtime executive director. But his legacy is as strong as ever.

In this video, chief executive officer Ken Estelle, staff member Priscilla Nelson and board member Tom Bylenga reflect on John as a leader, friend and visionary in American hunger relief.

A more in-depth look at the history of Feeding America West Michigan can be found in the recent video “Food Banker Reflects on 34 Years Fighting Hunger.”

Both videos were produced by Justus John Wise and Ellen Kermeen.

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