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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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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Update: Final week of Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign signals need for new push

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

The 2012 Fighting Hunger Together campaign is entering its final week. At the end of the day on Monday, April 30, the polls will close on the three-week-long Facebook-powered contest, and 21 cities will be declared the winners of $2 million in...

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Former Perkins employees stay strong, re-enter the working world

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-04-2011 under NEWS

On June 12, 2011 word broke that all seven West Michigan locations of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery were closed for good. The following morning the news of the entire company filing for bankruptcy left both customers and former employees reeling...

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Reboot the Economy? Reboot Education

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under OPINION

 In a poorly performing national economy Michigan is currently one of its worst players. Our un-employment rate hovers around 15%, not to mention the unreported stats, under-employment and low wage jobs. We also have been seeing the effects of...

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