volunteering

At this West Side food pantry, hunger relief is a team effort

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Waverly Knight understands what it’s like to be hungry. In 2007, Waverly lost her job. Single, lonely in her apartment and trying to find a job, she began to wonder about volunteering with her West Side church, Trinity Reformed. When she...

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More women, girls giving archery a shot

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

What happens Friday nights at the West Michigan Archery Center stays at the West Michigan Archery Center. "One of our most popular archery leagues is a women's-only group on Friday nights with upwards of two dozen women at one time, said...

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Branching out: Grand Rapids continues to grow its citizens forestry program

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Trees are Angela Schmidt’s happy place. Surrounded by their green goodness, the 45-year-old happily recalls childhood summers spent exploring neighborhood parks or camping with her family. “I think nature was always important to me since...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Just wrong enough: How swinging inside an ArtPrize house creates community

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

In the past week I've had the curious experience of acting as a performer in Kate Gilmore's installation "Higher Ground", at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project. An entire house on the site of Rumsey Street has been transformed to...

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ArtPrize to celebrate local neighborhoods in upcoming volunteer kick-off party

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize 7 is right around the corner and their volunteer kick-off party is honoring the seventh year by focusing on the seven neighborhoods ArtPrize covers in 2015. The Volunteer KickOFF Event: Seven Neighborhoods | Seven Stories is this Thursday,...

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

On June 9, one charity luncheon turned into nearly a quarter million meals for local people in need. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon raised $59,000 to support the organization’s food...

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the community to lunch. The Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon will be held at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 9. Hosted by WZZM 13’s Catherine...

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