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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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Local First Street Party

by (Local First)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under

The Local First Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Co., is returning for its 13th year. Get ready to dance, eat, drink, listen, and create at this celebration of local food, music, and beer. This year will feature a wide array of talented...

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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River City Cup and Cake brings espresso, pastries to Grand Rapids food truck scene

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

River City Cup and Cake is a new espresso and pastry food truck in Grand Rapids. Lorin W. Tate opened on August 30 and has been busy ever since, serving ArtPrize visitors downtown. Currently he's located on the riverside behind DeVos...

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Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michigan’s economy is improving, but thousands of Michiganders still struggle to meet their basic needs. The need is especially high among children. In fact, 1 in 5 kids in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is at risk of hunger. Feeding...

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Food truck to cook creative meals on the move

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Fans of the Silver Spork will see a familiar truck in Grand Rapids this spring. A Moveable Feast, a food truck business "emphasizing locally and responsibly raised ingredients," bought the Silver Spork vehicle and plans to be making mobile...

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Stoner Taco to provide unique offerings at Local First Street Party

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under OPINION

There will be several food vendors at the upcoming Local First Street Party, but the one that caught my eye was Stoner Taco. I can’t remember where I first found out about Stoner Taco. Was it at last year’s Local First Street Party,...

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Dear Silver Spork, It's not you... It's me...

by (mollymclauhs)

Submitted 05-06-2013 under VOICES

Two years ago – nearly to the day – I moved to Grand Rapids with my boyfriend Joel, cat, personal possessions and newly purchased food truck. A year prior, I graduated from college and moved away from my friends, family, Joel, beloved...

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"Num, Num!" GAAH Press Club meets What the Truck

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

What the Truck provided three days of lunch for the Cook Arts summer program this August. The Press Club got to help the chefs prepare the food and then wrote about the event. Some of the Press Club kids wrote news articles and focused on including...

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What the Truck supports local youth programs

by (Steff)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“Tacos!” “Chinese food!” “Ice cream!” The lunch menu suggestions from students at the Cook Arts Center’s summer program were not surprising: when you ask kids what they want to eat responses like these are...

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