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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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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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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Incredible.” That’s how Feeding America West Michigan CEO Ken Estelle describes the response to his organization’s #GivingTuesday appeal. In the five-day online campaign that culminated yesterday, a total of $18,682 was...

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Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

One in seven people is food insecure in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Feeding America West Michigan is inviting the community to do something about it on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. In fact, the Food Bank is issuing a five-day challenge...

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Go Orange on WOOD TV with Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

Feeding America West Michigan is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the live audience during the WOOD TV 8 ArtPrize broadcast on Monday, Sept. 28. Our organization will be featured throughout the broadcast. Members of the live...

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Weingartz aims to Mow Down Hunger during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

September is Hunger Action Month. For three Michigan food banks, that means donations will go twice as far, thanks to Weingartz’s Mow Down Hunger campaign. During the campaign, which runs from Sept. 14 through Oct. 6, the Michigan-based,...

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Ride for Refuge

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under

What is the Ride for Refuge? Join us on October 3, 2015 for the Ride for Refuge, a fantastically fun, family-friendly cycling (and walking) fundraiser in support of remarkable charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited. The different...

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Ride for Refuge

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under

What is the Ride for Refuge? The Ride is a cycling and walking event to raise money for organizations in this community. The different options for day are: o   5 mile, 10 mile, or 20 mile Bike Ride o   3 mile Walk Make sure to...

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