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hunger action week

UCOM hosting third annual Healthy Foods Cook Off as part of Hunger Action Week

by (UCOMGR)

Submitted 09-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Champion of the 2012 Healthy Foods Cook Off, Catherine Behrendt of WZZM's Take Five, and her sous chef/brother Michael Herendeen are returning to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) to defend their title and take on two new chef teams as part...

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Documentary traces American epidemic: childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

After a week that included a poverty simulation, a healthy food cook-off and a day of nonprofit open houses, Hunger Action Week 2012 ends in a college classroom. Rather than preparing for an exam, these students are preparing to make their mark on...

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Pulling back the curtain on hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

A collection of paper plates hangs on the wall at United Church Outreach Ministry in Wyoming, Michigan. Each plate tells the story of an individual or family who depends on UCOM’s food pantry. Some are strikingly honest — “One of...

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Hunger Action Week: Poverty simulation shows hunger from inside out

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week 2012 begins not with a lecture or a film but by immersing participants in the daily rigors of life in poverty. “We want people to be a little stressed out by the whole experience,” said Shelly Helmus, Development and...

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