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Catalyst Radio: Child well-being, addressing poverty the focuses of community effort

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-08-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a multi-organizational effort to examine child well-being, and work for solutions to childhood poverty...

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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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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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A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

We met Napolean Frazier at Guiding Light Mission in Grand Rapids on January 13, the coldest on record. Frazier was one of the 135 men who had stayed at Guiding Light the night before. A 33-year-old unemployed computer systems engineer, he had moved...

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Food Bank marks another record-breaking year for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s official: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank just closed out its second record year in a row for food distribution. In 2014, Feeding America West Michigan distributed 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 20.7 million meals...

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Food Bank asks community to remember hungry during holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

With only a few weeks left in what will be its second record-setting year in a row, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is asking the community to remember families in need this holiday season. “It’s painful to think that our...

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Mob of Santa Clauses to take over Millennium Park, Dec. 6

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Dec. 6, Grand Rapids’ Millennium Park will be overrun by a mob of Santa Clauses, elves and maybe a few reindeer, all in the name of hunger relief and holiday fun. Proceeds from the Go Santa Go 5K run/walk will be donated to Feeding America...

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EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food. It’s an essential part of life and, increasingly, an essential part of Grand Rapids’ identity. But even as the local restaurant scene is flourishing, thousands of families in our community are struggling to get enough to eat. This...

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100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s 16-year-old Mobile Food Pantry program reached a new milestone in the fight against hunger this September, distributing its 100 millionth pound of food. Developed in 1998 by Feeding America West...

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