food security

Gardening Education for Food Sovereignty: An Interview with Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens

by (Kent County Foo...)

Submitted 01-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Just last year, the Kent County Food Policy Council launched to strengthen and grow the food system in Kent County. As we build momentum, discuss, and prioritize issues, we are gathering information and engaging with our community through a project...

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When Crisis Mode Becomes the Norm: Interrupting a System of Emergency with a System of Justice

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 05-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan is known for its deeply rooted and abundant philanthropy. In the food access sector we have hundreds of non-profits, churches, and agencies working to address hunger and food insecurity via an emergency charity food system that is now...

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Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Terra GR Restaurant, this was a very good week. “This was the most successful Restaurant Week we’ve had to date,” said general manager Chris McDonald. “Guest satisfaction, the menu we put together, the partnership we had...

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OKT to host Aug. 12 event, "Let's talk Food Security & Sovereignty" with special guest Mike Cohen

by (OKT)

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Join Our Kitchen Table at a potluck and discussion this Wednesday, August 12, at the Garfield Park Lodge (334 Burton SE 49507) at 6:30 to talk about food security and sovereignty. Farmer and ecologist Mark Cohen, an organic certifier and ...

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Terra GR teams up with Food Bank to fight hunger during Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is a city that appreciates a good meal. But what about those in our community who don’t have enough to eat, period? Terra GR hasn’t forgotten about them, and even as the Eastown restaurant showcases their finest locally...

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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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WMEAC to screen "Vanishing of the Bees" at UICA

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday March 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host the fourth film of its 2013-2014 Film Series at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UCIA). The film, "Vanishing of the Bees...

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Hunger Aware

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-05-2011 under OPINION

Next week is Hunger Action Week, and to help us start being aware of what that means for us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I spent some time finding out the statistics on hunger and food insecurity in our area. I was surprised to find out: 1 in 6...

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