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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.

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Immigration policy fears cause clinic patients to stay away, cancel insurance

Submitted 02-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Patients fearing deportation or naturalization cancellation are canceling insurance and other forms of assistance. We in the medical community have to consider new ways we can support our patients, and how we can shape immigration policy that will allow them to live their dreams and stay healthy.

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Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for West Michigan families

Submitted 01-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

When families need to travel to Grand Rapids for their child's medical or mental health care, the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan provides a home away from home so that they can stay together.

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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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