Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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Volunteers needed for national hunger study

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2014, an in-depth survey of food insecurity conducted once every four years. Food banks around the country will interview their clients in order to assess the severity of...

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Harbor Life Church works to provide food for low income families in new way

by (mattrussell)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Harbor Life Church, the newest campus of Fair Haven Ministries, first opened its doors in February 2012, Pastor Robb Kornoelje wasted no time searching for ways the Church could give back to the Grandville community. He had heard of a 2008...

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Grand Rapidian wins National Volunteer of the Year award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.  “...

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Habitat for Humanity raises walls in Wealthy Heights neighborhood

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

On Friday November 16, 2012, community members from throughout Kent County participated in a wall-raising ceremony with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The wall-raising ceremony took place at 307 Robey Place SE, and...

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Bethany Christian Services Youth Mentor Program

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have more than 40 children and youth who have requested...

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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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The Art of Giving: Volunteering in ArtPrize

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 08-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s that time of year again. The days are still hot, but the nights are getting cooler. Back to school sales echo across the airwaves. People speak of winter’s approaching cruelty with little to no dread. And - what’s that other...

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Steeplefest to take over Stocking and Fifth this Saturday

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 08-17-2012 under NEWS

On August 18 Steepletown Neighborhood Services and Stockbridge Business Association will be holding the third annual Steeplefest. The free admission street fair will take place from noon until 9 p.m. on the corner of Stocking Avenue and Fifth Street...

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Have you ever asked yourself how "healthy" your home is, or your castle?

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish Our home is our safest refuge, so it is said. It is often quoted as being "our castle.” Whether we own a home or rent an apartment, we view where we live as a safe haven from...

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