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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

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Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

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Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

CSX and the Conservation Fund announced today that Feeding America West Michigan is one of 10 charitable organizations in the South, Midwest and on the East Coast to receive grants to improve the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy...

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Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

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Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Streams of Hope, a partner agency of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, is helping clients manage chronic illnesses through exercise, nutrition, and encouragement. Learn more about the Nutritional Options for Wellness program at...

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Food Bank marks another record-breaking year for hunger relief

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Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s official: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank just closed out its second record year in a row for food distribution. In 2014, Feeding America West Michigan distributed 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 20.7 million meals...

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Hunger Action Week addresses food access, nutrition in Kent County

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Several Grand Rapids-area hunger-relief organizations are coming together for Hunger Action Week, Sept. 14-20, a series of events whose mission is to educate West Michigan about the reality of local hunger and provide practical ways to get involved...

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Feeding America West Michigan distributes 400 millionth pound of food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

On March 18, 2014, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributed its 400 millionth pound of food. The story of how we got from our first pound more than three decades ago to 400 million today is a story of compassion and tenacity. It’s...

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Hunger Action Week encourages community to take stand

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

There’s a place where hunger haunts the lives of 80,000 people, where employment can’t guarantee a life over the poverty line and where one in five kids is growing up unsure of where their next meal will come from. That place is Kent...

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Independence in the kitchen: Q&A with food writer, researcher Ali Benjamin

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

Ali Benjamin is a writer and documentarian working in the groove between sustainable food activism and anti-hunger advocacy.  Her 2011 book, The Cleaner Plate Club, provides practical recipes for parents seeking independence from prepackaged...

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