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115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Incredible.” That’s how Feeding America West Michigan CEO Ken Estelle describes the response to his organization’s #GivingTuesday appeal. In the five-day online campaign that culminated yesterday, a total of $18,682 was...

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Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

One in seven people is food insecure in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Feeding America West Michigan is inviting the community to do something about it on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. In fact, the Food Bank is issuing a five-day challenge...

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60 Thanksgiving wishes needed for local kids, families

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 11-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

During the month of November, D.A. Blodgett—St. John’s (DABSJ) is seeking the community’s help to grant 60 Thanksgiving Wishes. Thanksgiving Wishes is an annual drive where wishes are submitted on behalf of the children and...

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Weingartz aims to Mow Down Hunger during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

September is Hunger Action Month. For three Michigan food banks, that means donations will go twice as far, thanks to Weingartz’s Mow Down Hunger campaign. During the campaign, which runs from Sept. 14 through Oct. 6, the Michigan-based,...

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Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

On June 9, one charity luncheon turned into nearly a quarter million meals for local people in need. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon raised $59,000 to support the organization’s food...

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the community to lunch. The Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon will be held at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 9. Hosted by WZZM 13’s Catherine...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 9, Grand Rapids will take part in the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers. All food collected in Grand Rapids will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank...

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Local landscape painter Overvoorde to host art sale for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde spends a lot of time thinking about the elemental things, about the sky, the land and the wind. “To stand or sit in a landscape is an experience we cannot always express in words,” Overvoorde writes in one of his...

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Dégagé Ministries to host event to benefit local women battling homelessness

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Dégagé Ministries will be hosting an event called Open Door Open Hearts on Thursday, March 5 to benefit the services they provide for women in the Grand Rapids area. It is an event by women, for women and to benefit women. Grand Rapids women will...

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Popular Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 5k adds VIP amenities, caps race

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k, Michigan’s first women-­only half marathon, was born in 2013 to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX.  With the third annual race scheduled for April 19, 2015, the organization is as...

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