working poor

Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

by (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

What do people struggling with food insecurity in Grand Rapids have in common with professional athletes? On the face of it, finding any connection between these differing groups might seem impossible. But a local retailer with hundreds of...

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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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My furnace adventure, part one

by (crestongr)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

By Sharon Zils Please excuse me for borrowing the title of the spaghetti Western classic starring Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach, but when you get to the end of this story, you’ll understand why. My home owner drama began during the record...

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