OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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GRPS Nutrition Services delivers

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

Keep an eye out for the new look on our Nutrition Services Delivery Vehicles this fall. Not only have we transformed the appearance of our vehicles as rolling billboards promoting the importance of school meals, but we have upgraded the trucks to...

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Can we feed everyone?

by (development)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

By the year 2050 it is projected that the world population will rise to by 2 billion people to 9 billion.  With food prices today having increased beyond the level they were in 2008, sparking riots in the poorer regions of the world; it seems...

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Obesity in Grand Rapids

by (weekst)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NEWS

Written by: Tammy Weeks, Logan Brenk, Afton Seeley, and Christopher Brinks, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people rivals the number of underweight people.…...

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