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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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