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Stamp Out Hunger food drive unites Grand Rapids, feeds hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Fill a paper bag with a few cans of food and leave it by your mailbox this Saturday. Your letter carrier will take it from there. On May 12, Grand Rapids will be swept up in a nationwide push to support food banks and pantries: Stamp Out Hunger, the...

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Update: Final week of Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign signals need for new push

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

The 2012 Fighting Hunger Together campaign is entering its final week. At the end of the day on Monday, April 30, the polls will close on the three-week-long Facebook-powered contest, and 21 cities will be declared the winners of $2 million in...

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Grand Rapids vies for $1M grant in Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Listen closely, and you can hear the clatter of keystrokes as thousands of Grand Rapids residents advocate for the city’s hunger-relief organizations. Today marks the beginning of Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign. As...

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Hunger Aware

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-04-2011 under OPINION

Next week is Hunger Action Week, and to help us start being aware of what that means for us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I spent some time finding out the statistics on hunger and food insecurity in our area. I was surprised to find out: 1 in 6...

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Can we feed everyone?

by (development)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

By the year 2050 it is projected that the world population will rise to by 2 billion people to 9 billion.  With food prices today having increased beyond the level they were in 2008, sparking riots in the poorer regions of the world; it seems...

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The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity

by (development)

Submitted 03-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The United States has the dubious distinction of having the greatest percentage of people that are obese. Almost 34% of the population is considered to be suffering from obesity. It's one thing it leads the world in that isn't very...

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Not Your Average Speaker Series: Food for Thought (Action!)

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

The 'Not Your Average Speaker' series returns to Wealthy Theatre this Thursday evening (February 24th) to discuss sustainable food systems and issues of hunger.  The event, presented by Rapid Growth Media, begins at 6:00pm. "We're...

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