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Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive lived up to its name. On Saturday, letter carriers collected more than 108,000 pounds of food donated by Grand Rapids residents. The food was given to Feeding America West Michigan. That was a...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year. On May 14, letter carriers...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Incredible.” That’s how Feeding America West Michigan CEO Ken Estelle describes the response to his organization’s #GivingTuesday appeal. In the five-day online campaign that culminated yesterday, a total of $18,682 was...

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Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

One in seven people is food insecure in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Feeding America West Michigan is inviting the community to do something about it on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. In fact, the Food Bank is issuing a five-day challenge...

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Weingartz aims to Mow Down Hunger during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

September is Hunger Action Month. For three Michigan food banks, that means donations will go twice as far, thanks to Weingartz’s Mow Down Hunger campaign. During the campaign, which runs from Sept. 14 through Oct. 6, the Michigan-based,...

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Food Bank highlights community solutions during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

First the bad news: Hunger continues to threaten 49 million Americans, including 1 in 7 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Now the good news: There’s something you can do about it. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank hopes to...

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