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How Kids' Food Basket is fighting hunger in West Michigan

by (KidsFoodBasket)

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Kids’ Food Basket has been providing nutritious evening meals to children in Grand Rapids for almost 15 years. In the last four years, they’ve expanded to serving children in Muskegon and Holland as well, and currently serving more than...

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Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is expecting big crowds when Restaurant Week begins this Wednesday, but they’re hoping to feed more than their own patrons. That’s because Terra will donate $1 to Feeding America West Michigan for every Restaurant Week special...

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Food Bank remembers John Arnold, leader, friend, visionary

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s been four years since the death of John Arnold, Feeding America West Michigan’s longtime executive director. But his legacy is as strong as ever. In this video, chief executive officer Ken Estelle, staff member Priscilla Nelson and...

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Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive lived up to its name. On Saturday, letter carriers collected more than 108,000 pounds of food donated by Grand Rapids residents. The food was given to Feeding America West Michigan. That was a...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year. On May 14, letter carriers...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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