Award-winning show sparks movement to end hunger in Michigan

Posted: 4:10 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 16:10:34-04
Food First

LANSING, Mich. — With the vision of having a food-secure state, the award-winning weekend WJR radio show debuted their new brand ‘Food First.’ Dr. Phil Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan and Gerry Brisson, CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank began the radio show as a launching pad for ideating and bringing food insecurity to light in Michigan.

Food First is Michigan’s only radio show bringing legislators, corporate executives and educators to the table raising concerns and topics about food insecurity in Michigan. The new brand emulates the goal by putting food first because when people are hungry, they only have one problem.

“Food First was created to propel food security to the forefront of societal challenges,” said Phil Knight, Ph.D., Food Bank Council executive director. “Our guests are leaders in the state who can make a change in food security.”

The goal of Food First is syndication state and nationwide. Food First continues the conversation of food insecurity in Michigan and what we can do to accomplish food security for everyone.

Food First is an influential radio show on WJR. The show changes the conversation about food security and brings food first. For more information about Food First visit

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