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Mitten Brewing Co. hits another hole in one against hunger at golf outing

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Mitten Brewing Company’s theme is baseball, but each September, they step up to a tee instead of a plate to fight hunger. This year, their Third Annual Golf Outing for Hunger raised a whopping $25,000! So many people showed up to...

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Meet Grand Rapids' future leaders who serve food to neighbors in need at Innovation Central High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Innovation Central High School’s Mobile Food Pantries aren’t run by a team of teachers, parents or by any adults at all. Instead, each month, the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets serve neighbors...

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These librarians served meals (and books) to kids all summer long with Meet Up & Eat Up

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Library-goers usually expect books, quiet librarians and more books during their visit – not lunch being served to children facing hunger. The librarians at the Kent District Library in Comstock Park may appreciate a quiet place to read, but...

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Community Comes Together to Feed Neighbors in Grand Rapids' Southeast side

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Ever since she began attending Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at four years old, Beverly has seen her community come together to support neighbors in need, including her own family. Now, as church employees, she and her husband Tyrone manage...

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Letter carriers to host mailbox food drive May 11

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Postal workers in Grand Rapids will deliver mail and pick up food on Saturday, May 11, during the nation-wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. This coming week, each resident will find a bag in...

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Walmart and Sam's Club partner with Feeding America West Michigan to Fight Hunger and Spark Change

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

Walmart and Sam’s Club have partnered with Feeding America once again to fill the plates of neighbors facing hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula through their Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. From April 22 to May 20, proceeds...

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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Food Bank marks another record-breaking year for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s official: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank just closed out its second record year in a row for food distribution. In 2014, Feeding America West Michigan distributed 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 20.7 million meals...

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Food Bank asks community to remember hungry during holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

With only a few weeks left in what will be its second record-setting year in a row, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is asking the community to remember families in need this holiday season. “It’s painful to think that our...

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