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Senior Artie Smith grateful for good food, good friends

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

After her husband passed away, Artie Smith moved in with her daughters in Grand Rapids. Three years ago, she made the transition to Ransom Tower Apartments, a facility for low-income seniors run by the Grand Rapids Housing Commission. At 80 years...

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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition's prepares for city certification

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

Tom Tilma, executive director of The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC), has big plans for the local cycling nonprofit. Tilma wants to be a silver level cycling friendly community, according to the standards set by the League of American...

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Citizen foresters cultivate young trees, new skills at Martin Luther King Park

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On June 17 several volunteers arrived at Martin Luther King Park to take care of some young fruit trees that had been planted by The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project a few weeks prior. The volunteers participate in a variety of forester basics such...

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Black theatre group creates safe space to explore race

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Edye Evans Hyde knows Grand Rapids is missing something crucial in its theatre community. This is why she recently started the Ebony Road Players, a nonprofit black theatre troupe that focuses on racial issues. The company took to the stage at...

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Food Bank luncheon provides 192,000 meals for local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

At its Many Hands Against Hunger fundraising luncheon Tuesday, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank raised $48,000, enough to provide 192,000 meals to food-insecure families in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Judge Sara Smolenski gave a...

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9-year-old anti-hunger advocate to join Judge Smolenski on stage at luncheon

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

On June 10, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is hosting a fundraising luncheon to support hunger relief in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The event, called Many Hands Against Hunger, features an encore appearance from Judge Sara...

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Highlands Golf Club invites community to hunger-fighting buffet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

On May 21, The Highlands Golf Club will host an all-you-can-eat buffet to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The second entry in a new series called Charity Wednesday, the buffet features a taco bar for $6.95 per person; 20 percent of...

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Letter carriers get ready to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will join postal workers around the country in collecting food for their neighbors in need. Last year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in more than 150,000 pounds of food for Feeding America...

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Feeding America West Michigan distributes 400 millionth pound of food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

On March 18, 2014, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributed its 400 millionth pound of food. The story of how we got from our first pound more than three decades ago to 400 million today is a story of compassion and tenacity. It’s...

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Clothing startup sends 2,900 meals to local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

After a two-week campaign, Lansing-based startup Live. Love. Michigan. raised enough money to send 2,900 meals to local families through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Through its Hold on to Hope campaign, the company designed a line of...

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