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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan, about bringing employment to the youth of the Creston neighborhood, and how urban farming is changing the way we look...

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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a crop that reduces waste as it grows, can be cultivated year-round, and contains a ton of vital nutrients. You might not realize it, but you're thinking of a mushroom. The best part: They're being grown right here in Michigan....

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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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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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Right Brain Tap Takeover at Walker Applebee's

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-29-2016 under

Grand Rapids beer lovers take note: On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Applebee’s in Walker is hosting a Right Brain Brewery tap takeover. But they’re doing more than pulling tap handles: 20 percent of all food and drink sales will be donated to...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is expecting big crowds when Restaurant Week begins this Wednesday, but they’re hoping to feed more than their own patrons. That’s because Terra will donate $1 to Feeding America West Michigan for every Restaurant Week special...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year. On May 14, letter carriers...

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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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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