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Clothing startup sends 2,900 meals to local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

After a two-week campaign, Lansing-based startup Live. Love. Michigan. raised enough money to send 2,900 meals to local families through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Through its Hold on to Hope campaign, the company designed a line of...

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Hope on their sleeves: clothing startup believes in Michigan's resilience

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Community investment is an afterthought for most companies, something they work into their business plans after they’ve gotten established. For Live. Love. Michigan. it was the founding principle. A marine biology student at Michigan State...

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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

A hard, cold rain was falling as the Mobile Food Pantry pulled up to Innovation Central High School on a Thursday evening in February. Sergeant James Peterson stood in the weather for a few minutes before deciding to move the food inside. Half a...

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Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

This afternoon, Terra GR announced that it would be donating the equivalent of 488 meals to the hungry through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The fundraiser, which ended on Sunday, coincided with Experience Grand Rapids’ two-week-...

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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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