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Beyond hunger relief: Congress Elementary uses gardening to get kids excited about healthy food

Submitted 05-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Congress Elementary is moving beyond hunger relief to teach students a love of healthy food and the knowledge to grow it.


NPO Showcase: Family Futures

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Amber Jones explains how Family Futures helps build and support strong families


Catalyst Radio: Active Commute Week aims to change lifestyles

Submitted 05-16-2014 under NEWS

Active Commute Week is wrapping up with a celebration on Sunday, May 18.


Veggie Van increases access, builds community

Submitted 05-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA Veggie Van is well known for increasing healthy food access in Grand Rapids. However, this mobile farmers market is doing much more than delivering fresh veggies at a fair price.


Letter carriers get ready to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Submitted 05-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 22nd Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive mobilizes Grand Rapids residents in the fight against hunger.


Love shouldn't hurt

Submitted 05-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries' Running for Jenny races to the finish line of ending domestic abuse by participating in the 2014 Fifth Third River Bank Run


Local heroes to be honored at annual Hometown Heroes Celebration

Submitted 04-30-2014 under NEWS

This Thursday, May 1, the American Red Cross West Michigan Region will recognize the volunteerism and civic investment of Grand Rapids' most dedicated volunteers, organizations and community members. The annual Hometown Heroes Celebration will begins at 6 p.m. in DeVos Place's Steelcase Ballroom.


Townsend receives generous assistance following Rapidian article

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NEWS

A follow up with John Townsend reveals that he received some generous donations and discounted price on vehicle maintenance.


Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.


Meet civic investor Eric Bouwens: Investing in the city's health

Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Dr. Eric Bouwens is the first physician at Spectrum Health's new health clinic for patients without health insurance downtown. His philosophy: listening and patience are the greatest investment you can make.