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food insecurity

100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s 16-year-old Mobile Food Pantry program reached a new milestone in the fight against hunger this September, distributing its 100 millionth pound of food. Developed in 1998 by Feeding America West...

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Brewery Vivant to fight hunger Monday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, Oct. 13, Brewery Vivant will donate 25 percent of all pub sales to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Each pint sold will send at least five meals to people in need in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Organizers hope to...

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Go Santa Go 5K at Millennium Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Millennium Park will be taken over by hundreds of Santas, elves and maybe a few reindeer for the Go Santa Go 5K, benefiting Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. All participants will receive hats, beards, or shirts. Awards...

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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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