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food insecurity

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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Highlands Golf Club invites community to hunger-fighting buffet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

On May 21, The Highlands Golf Club will host an all-you-can-eat buffet to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The second entry in a new series called Charity Wednesday, the buffet features a taco bar for $6.95 per person; 20 percent of...

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Letter carriers get ready to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will join postal workers around the country in collecting food for their neighbors in need. Last year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in more than 150,000 pounds of food for Feeding America...

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Feeding America West Michigan distributes 400 millionth pound of food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

On March 18, 2014, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributed its 400 millionth pound of food. The story of how we got from our first pound more than three decades ago to 400 million today is a story of compassion and tenacity. It’s...

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Clothing startup sends 2,900 meals to local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

After a two-week campaign, Lansing-based startup Live. Love. Michigan. raised enough money to send 2,900 meals to local families through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Through its Hold on to Hope campaign, the company designed a line of...

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Hope on their sleeves: clothing startup believes in Michigan's resilience

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Community investment is an afterthought for most companies, something they work into their business plans after they’ve gotten established. For Live. Love. Michigan. it was the founding principle. A marine biology student at Michigan State...

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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

A hard, cold rain was falling as the Mobile Food Pantry pulled up to Innovation Central High School on a Thursday evening in February. Sergeant James Peterson stood in the weather for a few minutes before deciding to move the food inside. Half a...

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Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

This afternoon, Terra GR announced that it would be donating the equivalent of 488 meals to the hungry through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The fundraiser, which ended on Sunday, coincided with Experience Grand Rapids’ two-week-...

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