The Rapidian

Poverty

Urban Herd fights hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Wind and spitting rain didn’t stop more than 100 green-clad runners from showing up for the Brooks Urban Herd Pub Run at Trillium Haven Restaurant on Monday evening. The 5K fun run, organized by Gazelle Sports, wound its way through Eastown...

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Campaign raises over $57K for hungry, looks ahead to luncheon

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under NONPROFITS

By the time the last hiker had crossed the finish line at Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Million Meal March Trail Hike on Sept. 29, the campaign had raised over $57,000 to fight hunger. Encouraged by the turnout, the Food Bank staff...

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Thank you for marching against hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

Dear West Michigan, Before anything else, we want to say thank you. This year Feeding America West Michigan introduced a new campaign to fight hunger, and you embraced it. After weeks of planning, promoting and biting our nails, you showed up on the...

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Documentary traces American epidemic: childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

After a week that included a poverty simulation, a healthy food cook-off and a day of nonprofit open houses, Hunger Action Week 2012 ends in a college classroom. Rather than preparing for an exam, these students are preparing to make their mark on...

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Pulling back the curtain on hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

A collection of paper plates hangs on the wall at United Church Outreach Ministry in Wyoming, Michigan. Each plate tells the story of an individual or family who depends on UCOM’s food pantry. Some are strikingly honest — “One of...

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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Hunger Action Week: Poverty simulation shows hunger from inside out

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week 2012 begins not with a lecture or a film but by immersing participants in the daily rigors of life in poverty. “We want people to be a little stressed out by the whole experience,” said Shelly Helmus, Development and...

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Hunger Action Week 2012 kicks apathy with awareness

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week returns for its second year this September. The annual series of events, organized by the Food and Nutrition Coalition, a subcommittee of Kent County’s Essential Needs Taskforce, boasts a revamped itinerary and a sharper...

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Catalyst Radio: State of Opportunity radio project examines poverty in Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-20-2012 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 explore a new radio journalism project called the State of Opportunity, which examines poverty in Michigan and...

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American Civil Liberties Union discusses civil rights, poverty

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

On Wednesday May 16th, Miriam Aukerman of the American Civil Liberties Union spoke to a full audience for the Progressive Women’s Alliance. This meeting was open to the public and addressed the protection of civil liberties in a time of...

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