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Brunch with Santa!

by (jpawlik)

Submitted 11-09-2016 under

It's Christmas time in the City & Santa Claus is coming to town! Wheelhouse is hosting its first annual Brunch with Santa event on December 10th, 11th & 18th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the restaurant. Wheelhouse will be transformed into a...

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Urban Roots looks to dig deeper than soil, investigate inequities, land use

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Urban Roots is an urban agriculture organization that sits among the houses in the Madison neighborhood in the city of Grand Rapids. They grow fresh vegetables on their community farm at 1316 Madison and have a farm stand on Thursdays. And according...

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Urban Roots growing from farm to community

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jamie walked up one day and asked how much the cut flowers were. Given that we weren’t selling many of them that day, and that Jamie was a regular passer-by, I told him free for him today. “No, I couldn’t do that to you guys,...

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At this West Side food pantry, hunger relief is a team effort

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Waverly Knight understands what it’s like to be hungry. In 2007, Waverly lost her job. Single, lonely in her apartment and trying to find a job, she began to wonder about volunteering with her West Side church, Trinity Reformed. When she...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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SpartanNash Food Collection

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 09-14-2016 under

Volunteers will be stationed at Kent County Family Fare and D&W stores to encourage donations of healthy food items from customers. Volunteer with us or shop at your local SpartanNash store to support this collection. For more...

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Food and Faith Speaker Series

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 09-14-2016 under

From growing to sharing, faith communities are called to care for creation and understand our connection to food and food systems through a theological framework. This interactive conversation will explore the human relationship to food as God...

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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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Gridiron Giving Kick-Off Party!

by (jpawlik)

Submitted 08-11-2016 under

The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation is hosting the 2016 Gridiron Giving Kick-Off Party at Michigan Street Wendy’s! Join us from 5pm-7pm for an evening of food, fun and activities. The event will feature Mike at Night (DJ Internio), TJ...

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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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