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EatGR founder to raise money for Feeding America West Michigan

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 08-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Two and a half years ago, Chris Freeman started noticing small neighborhood restaurants that he had never heard of and decided to try them. He discovered they were very good. He then started a Facebook group, EatGR, so he could share these...

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Catalyst Radio: Food need at its highest in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-26-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Feeding America West Michigan Food bank distributed more food in 2013 than it has any previous year in its 3 decades of service. Ken Estelle, CEO of the...

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Hunger Action Week, Eat Local Challenge, and urban food innovation

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under OPINION

Feeding America West Michigan would like to challenge you to spend $31.50 for the week on food and beverages (the average amount of assistance received by an individual enrolled in SNAP). Local First wants you to pledge to shift $10 a week for 10...

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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Independence in the kitchen: Q&A with food writer, researcher Ali Benjamin

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

Ali Benjamin is a writer and documentarian working in the groove between sustainable food activism and anti-hunger advocacy.  Her 2011 book, The Cleaner Plate Club, provides practical recipes for parents seeking independence from prepackaged...

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Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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Campaign raises over $57K for hungry, looks ahead to luncheon

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under NONPROFITS

By the time the last hiker had crossed the finish line at Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Million Meal March Trail Hike on Sept. 29, the campaign had raised over $57,000 to fight hunger. Encouraged by the turnout, the Food Bank staff...

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Stamp Out Hunger food drive unites Grand Rapids, feeds hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Fill a paper bag with a few cans of food and leave it by your mailbox this Saturday. Your letter carrier will take it from there. On May 12, Grand Rapids will be swept up in a nationwide push to support food banks and pantries: Stamp Out Hunger, the...

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The Jammies XI Recap: celebrating local music and community

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual WYCE Jammie Awards have come and gone, and there are so many great memories from the night.  Nearly 1,200 Grand Rapidians came together to celebrate local music and to give back to their community. The awards ceremony did not...

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