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February "Culinary Conversations" MeetUp Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

On February 20 at 5 p.m., the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, featuring speaker Eve Turow Paul. Author of “Generation Yum—Shaping The Future Of Food,” Turow Paul is a...

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are redefining West Michigan’s economy. With the rise of venture capital funds, business accelerators and shared workspaces, an entrepreneur can find financing, get advice and have a location to start any...

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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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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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