The Rapidian


Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The organization provided 28.9 million pounds of food, making 2016 its fourth-consecutive year of growth.


At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

North End Community Ministry relies on volunteers, food donors and local farms to feed its diverse neighborhood.


Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan is striving to help make Michigan more aware of the risks of diabetes.


Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

This Thursday, Feeding America West Michigan will offer groceries to those in need at their headquarters in Comstock Park.


Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.


Learn diabetes symptoms, prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Diabetes is on the rise, and if the trend continues, 1 of every 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.


Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

One therapy dog and her owner bring smiles and hope to difficult situations through their volunteer work.


Catalyst Radio: On the Ground's embedded journalism in Garfield Park and Burton Heights

Submitted 12-09-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michelle Jokisch Polo, project editor for On the Ground, a special embedded journalism project with Rapid Growth Media.


Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features the Early Stages program of the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM).


Food bank hosting fresh food giveaway before Thanksgiving

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will provide food to those in need on Wednesday, Nov. 23.