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Mitten Brewing Co. hits another hole in one against hunger at golf outing

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Mitten Brewing Company’s theme is baseball, but each September, they step up to a tee instead of a plate to fight hunger. This year, their Third Annual Golf Outing for Hunger raised a whopping $25,000! So many people showed up to...

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Meet Grand Rapids' future leaders who serve food to neighbors in need at Innovation Central High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Innovation Central High School’s Mobile Food Pantries aren’t run by a team of teachers, parents or by any adults at all. Instead, each month, the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets serve neighbors...

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Lettuce revolutionaries fight food waste and feed families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Here at Feeding America West Michigan, we believe everyone should have access to fresh, local produce – including our food insecure neighbors. Revolution Farms takes this belief to heart by choosing to donate 1 percent of its hydroponically...

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These librarians served meals (and books) to kids all summer long with Meet Up & Eat Up

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Library-goers usually expect books, quiet librarians and more books during their visit – not lunch being served to children facing hunger. The librarians at the Kent District Library in Comstock Park may appreciate a quiet place to read, but...

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides 132,000 meals

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers in Grand Rapids volunteered their time to collect food donated by mailbox during the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year, residents’ donations will provide nearly 132,000 meals to neighbors facing hunger. The...

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Letter carriers to host mailbox food drive May 11

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Postal workers in Grand Rapids will deliver mail and pick up food on Saturday, May 11, during the nation-wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. This coming week, each resident will find a bag in...

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Walmart and Sam's Club partner with Feeding America West Michigan to Fight Hunger and Spark Change

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

Walmart and Sam’s Club have partnered with Feeding America once again to fill the plates of neighbors facing hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula through their Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. From April 22 to May 20, proceeds...

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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Foster mom gives back to the downtown food pantry Westminster

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Dionne Ashley Ford, the food pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church has made a huge difference for her large and continually growing family. But to say Dionne has a large family would be an understatement: Over the years she has...

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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