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hunger

Documentary traces American epidemic: childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

After a week that included a poverty simulation, a healthy food cook-off and a day of nonprofit open houses, Hunger Action Week 2012 ends in a college classroom. Rather than preparing for an exam, these students are preparing to make their mark on...

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Pulling back the curtain on hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

A collection of paper plates hangs on the wall at United Church Outreach Ministry in Wyoming, Michigan. Each plate tells the story of an individual or family who depends on UCOM’s food pantry. Some are strikingly honest — “One of...

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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Hunger Action Week: Poverty simulation shows hunger from inside out

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week 2012 begins not with a lecture or a film but by immersing participants in the daily rigors of life in poverty. “We want people to be a little stressed out by the whole experience,” said Shelly Helmus, Development and...

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Hunger Action Week 2012 kicks apathy with awareness

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week returns for its second year this September. The annual series of events, organized by the Food and Nutrition Coalition, a subcommittee of Kent County’s Essential Needs Taskforce, boasts a revamped itinerary and a sharper...

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Catalyst Radio: Kids Food Basket addressing food insecurity in school-aged youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we learn what it takes for Kid’s Food Basket to feed nearly 4,800 kids dinner each weekday. Our...

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Stamp Out Hunger food drive unites Grand Rapids, feeds hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Fill a paper bag with a few cans of food and leave it by your mailbox this Saturday. Your letter carrier will take it from there. On May 12, Grand Rapids will be swept up in a nationwide push to support food banks and pantries: Stamp Out Hunger, the...

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Update: Final week of Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign signals need for new push

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

The 2012 Fighting Hunger Together campaign is entering its final week. At the end of the day on Monday, April 30, the polls will close on the three-week-long Facebook-powered contest, and 21 cities will be declared the winners of $2 million in...

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Grand Rapids vies for $1M grant in Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Listen closely, and you can hear the clatter of keystrokes as thousands of Grand Rapids residents advocate for the city’s hunger-relief organizations. Today marks the beginning of Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign. As...

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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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