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Food Pantry

Meet Grand Rapids' future leaders who serve food to neighbors in need at Innovation Central High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Innovation Central High School’s Mobile Food Pantries aren’t run by a team of teachers, parents or by any adults at all. Instead, each month, the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets serve neighbors...

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Lettuce revolutionaries fight food waste and feed families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Here at Feeding America West Michigan, we believe everyone should have access to fresh, local produce – including our food insecure neighbors. Revolution Farms takes this belief to heart by choosing to donate 1 percent of its hydroponically...

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Foster mom gives back to the downtown food pantry Westminster

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Dionne Ashley Ford, the food pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church has made a huge difference for her large and continually growing family. But to say Dionne has a large family would be an understatement: Over the years she has...

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At Westminster, Scott finds food, community, purpose

by (kooim)

Submitted 06-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Scott Smith, 52, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church provides more than just food. It enhances his quality of life. He first found the pantry when he was at one of his lowest points. Today, he’s able to help those...

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I saw a sign: My journey from food bank client to food bank advocate

by (kooim)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

In my son’s first year of life, I didn’t have enough food to feed us. It was just me and I was doing the best that I could. At 20 years old, without a degree and very little experience it was hard to survive on my own. I had really only...

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Comida, pagkain, or chakula: No matter how you say it, food is something we all need, and North End Community Ministry (NECM) is working hard to make sure language is not a barrier to putting a healthy meal on the table. Amy...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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Right Brain Tap Takeover at Walker Applebee's

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-29-2016 under

Grand Rapids beer lovers take note: On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Applebee’s in Walker is hosting a Right Brain Brewery tap takeover. But they’re doing more than pulling tap handles: 20 percent of all food and drink sales will be donated to...

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