food

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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Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative celebrates its first anniversary

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 06-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative held a first anniversary picnic on June 4, 2017 at Aberdeen Park. GRFCI members, and their friends and family members enjoyed a potluck celebrating food and community. Members grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market to host second annual Iron Chef-style "Market Masters" competition

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 16, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host “Market Masters 2, Back for Seconds,” an Iron Chef-Style competition pitting four teams of Downtown Market chefs and sous chefs against each other in a three-round live cooking...

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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Growing food can be transformative. South Central LA resident and urban gardening proponent, Ron Finley has said, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money." In his guerilla gardening TED Talk, he has said he, "Witnessed...

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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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Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Next month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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