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Raise a Glass, Solve Hunger at Brewery Vivant

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

Brewery Vivant is all about drinking good beer for a good cause. On Monday, Oct. 13, that cause is local hunger relief. From open to close, the brewery will donate 25 percent of food and drink sales to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. In...

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Food Bank invites community to kick hunger at Million Meal March 10K

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the public to raise money and kick hunger on Sept. 27 at the Million Meal March, a 10K hike on the White Pine Trail. Now in its third year, the Million Meal March was created with a single goal: to...

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Hunger Action Week addresses food access, nutrition in Kent County

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Several Grand Rapids-area hunger-relief organizations are coming together for Hunger Action Week, Sept. 14-20, a series of events whose mission is to educate West Michigan about the reality of local hunger and provide practical ways to get involved...

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First apples of season donated to Food Bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Instead of throwing a party, Riveridge Produce Marketing, a West Michigan apple grower, packer and sales company, decided to celebrate their 25th anniversary by feeding the hungry. On Wednesday morning, they invited volunteers from Feeding America...

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Michigan startup debuts clothing line to support hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Five months after launching their first Hold On To Hope campaign for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Live Love Michigan is debuting a second line of clothes to benefit the hunger-relief organization. The model is pretty straightforward:...

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Million Meal March

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under

Raise Money. Kick Hunger. The Million Meal March is a 10K hike on the White Pine Trail to support Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Participants are encouraged to raise $100, enough to send 400 meals to their neighbors in need. Lunch will be...

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Senior Artie Smith grateful for good food, good friends

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

After her husband passed away, Artie Smith moved in with her daughters in Grand Rapids. Three years ago, she made the transition to Ransom Tower Apartments, a facility for low-income seniors run by the Grand Rapids Housing Commission. At 80 years...

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Food Bank luncheon provides 192,000 meals for local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

At its Many Hands Against Hunger fundraising luncheon Tuesday, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank raised $48,000, enough to provide 192,000 meals to food-insecure families in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Judge Sara Smolenski gave a...

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9-year-old anti-hunger advocate to join Judge Smolenski on stage at luncheon

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

On June 10, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is hosting a fundraising luncheon to support hunger relief in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The event, called Many Hands Against Hunger, features an encore appearance from Judge Sara...

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Beyond hunger relief: Congress Elementary uses gardening to get kids excited about healthy food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank works with a network of 1,200 hunger-relief agencies across West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Many of those agencies and host sites do more than simply hand out food. Congress Elementary School in Grand...

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