The Rapidian

hunger

Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

by (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

What do people struggling with food insecurity in Grand Rapids have in common with professional athletes? On the face of it, finding any connection between these differing groups might seem impossible. But a local retailer with hundreds of...

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

On June 9, one charity luncheon turned into nearly a quarter million meals for local people in need. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon raised $59,000 to support the organization’s food...

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the community to lunch. The Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon will be held at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 9. Hosted by WZZM 13’s Catherine...

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Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michigan’s economy is improving, but thousands of Michiganders still struggle to meet their basic needs. The need is especially high among children. In fact, 1 in 5 kids in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is at risk of hunger. Feeding...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 9, Grand Rapids will take part in the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers. All food collected in Grand Rapids will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank...

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Local landscape painter Overvoorde to host art sale for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde spends a lot of time thinking about the elemental things, about the sky, the land and the wind. “To stand or sit in a landscape is an experience we cannot always express in words,” Overvoorde writes in one of his...

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Hunger rate rises in West Michigan, Upper Peninsula according to new report

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

For the first time in five years, the percentage of people struggling with hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has increased, according to a new study by Feeding America. Hunger threatens one in seven people in the region, including one...

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Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

CSX and the Conservation Fund announced today that Feeding America West Michigan is one of 10 charitable organizations in the South, Midwest and on the East Coast to receive grants to improve the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy...

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Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Streams of Hope, a partner agency of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, is helping clients manage chronic illnesses through exercise, nutrition, and encouragement. Learn more about the Nutritional Options for Wellness program at...

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