The Rapidian

food insecurity

Halfway there, Million Meal March presses on

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last September, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank embarked on a quest to send an additional 1 million meals to families in need. The cost of that goal was $238,000. A little less than one year later, the Food Bank has raised more than half...

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Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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Brewery Vivant, Crooked Goose join forces to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

What happens when a proudly local pub and a Grand Rapids brewery get together? They find a creative way to fight hunger in West Michigan. On May 1, Crooked Goose will host a Brewery Vivant tap takeover featuring six of Vivant’s Belgian-style...

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Volunteers needed for national hunger study

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2014, an in-depth survey of food insecurity conducted once every four years. Food banks around the country will interview their clients in order to assess the severity of...

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Eastown Antiques to match customer donations to Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

From April 1-14, customers at Eastown Antiques in Grand Rapids will have the opportunity to round up their bills for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Every dollar will be doubled because Eastown Antiques has committed to matching up to $500...

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Urban Herd fights hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Wind and spitting rain didn’t stop more than 100 green-clad runners from showing up for the Brooks Urban Herd Pub Run at Trillium Haven Restaurant on Monday evening. The 5K fun run, organized by Gazelle Sports, wound its way through Eastown...

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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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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Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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