When most people see a need, they ask, “Why doesn’t someone do something?” When Cheryl Becigneul sees a need, she asks, “Why not me?”
Becigneul’s “it might as well be me” attitude spurred her to start Macomb Feeding the Need, a nonprofit community kitchen that serves food and hope to hundreds of homeless and low-income people each week.
“Our ultimate goal is to get people off the street and help them become self-sufficient,” Cheryl says.
During Macomb Feeding the Need’s eight-year history, dozens of people who first came in for a meal eventually moved into a job. The organization helps it happen by expanding its mission beyond the meals it serves at the Roseville Masonic Temple. It also partners with a network of community resources to provide homeless clients the services and skills needed to become independent.
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, First State Bank applauds the organizations that make a difference in our community. We’re honored to give $5,000 to Macomb Feeding the Need, our sixth centennial donation in 2017. Previous honorees were the Macomb Charitable Foundation, Friends of Foster Kids, KnowResolve, Care House and A Beautiful Me.
It’s a privilege to be your neighbor. Thank you!
To learn more about Feeding the Need or to donate, please visit www.macombftn.org.