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food insecurity

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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At Westminster, Scott finds food, community, purpose

by (kooim)

Submitted 06-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Scott Smith, 52, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church provides more than just food. It enhances his quality of life. He first found the pantry when he was at one of his lowest points. Today, he’s able to help those...

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 13, Grand Rapids letter carriers set a new record for the amount of food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The 25th annual food drive brought in close to 200,000 pounds of food, donated by Grand Rapids residents....

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Stamp Out Hunger at mailboxes, online this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 13, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will take part in Stamp Out Hunger, a nationwide food drive now in its 25th year. The food they collect will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan and distributed to people in need...

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At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Comida, pagkain, or chakula: No matter how you say it, food is something we all need, and North End Community Ministry (NECM) is working hard to make sure language is not a barrier to putting a healthy meal on the table. Amy...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’re in downtown Grand Rapids between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, you may notice something a little different about the iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River. The City of Grand Rapids will be turning its lights orange, the color of hunger...

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