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hunger

Bartending competition to support local hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, March 11, T.G.I. Friday’s of Kentwood is hosting a flair bartending competition where mixologists will display their skills and auction off their creations along with a host of other prizes to benefit Feeding America West Michigan...

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Terra GR encourages patrons to eat, drink, aid hungry families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is obsessed with local: local produce, local meat, local cheese, local beer — the list is long. During Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Experience Grand Rapids’ two week showcase of Michigan food and drink, the restaurant is adding one...

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Teen celebrates birthday, Valentine's Day by volunteering

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Rachel Rounds of Evart, Michigan, is celebrating her 18th birthday. “I just got back from a mission trip to Africa, and I was thinking about different things to do for my birthday, maybe going to see a...

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Catalyst Radio: Food need at its highest in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-26-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Feeding America West Michigan Food bank distributed more food in 2013 than it has any previous year in its 3 decades of service. Ken Estelle, CEO of the...

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Five minute chat with.....Laura Fisher

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-12-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

I visited Kids Food Basket (KFB) and had a chance to get to know their volunteer coordinator Laura Fisher. Below is our conversation.   Sky Pruitt: How long have you been a volunteer coordinator? Laura Fisher: This is my second year working at...

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Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank was forced to retire four trucks from its 22-vehicle fleet. In a year that has seen its food distribution spike by 10 percent, that lack of transportation is limiting the organization’s ability...

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Riveridge Produce Marketing opens orchards to Food Bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

It’s a boom year for Michigan apple growers, and one apple seller in Sparta is sharing that bounty with hungry families. On October 26 and 30, Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc. will welcome volunteers from Feeding America West Michigan Food...

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The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The effects of the financial sector crash of 2008 keep affecting families in West Michigan.  Many families still struggle with unemployment and underemployment.  It was Hunger Action Week last week in West Michigan, and I...

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Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

With two weeks to go until the Million Meal March 10K Trail Hike, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank says the community is answering the call. More than 120 people have already registered for the anti-hunger fundraiser and advocacy event on...

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Hunger Action Week encourages community to take stand

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

There’s a place where hunger haunts the lives of 80,000 people, where employment can’t guarantee a life over the poverty line and where one in five kids is growing up unsure of where their next meal will come from. That place is Kent...

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