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Catalyst Radio: Food bank use increasing, according to Feeding America report

Feeding America West Michigan is staging its Million Meal March on the White Pine Trail Sat., Sept. 27. Local band Hawks and Owls will be part of the entertainment.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Volunteers are a core part of Feeding America West Michigan’s success in distributing tons of food.

Volunteers are a core part of Feeding America West Michigan’s success in distributing tons of food. /Feeding America West Michigan

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we focus on Hunger in America, and more specifically, in West Michigan.  The hunger-relief organization Feeding America has just release a report giving a look at the number of people using the services of food pantries, and that it is an increasing number here in the West Michigan area.

In studio is Andrew Steiner with Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to explain some of the findings in the study, talk about the services of the local branch of Feeding American, and also about an upcoming fundraising event: Million Meal March on Sept. 27 on the White Pine Trail.



Local music featured is from the band Hawks and Owls, who will be supporting with a live performance the upcoming Million Meals March fundraiser on the White Pine Trail Sept. 27.

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