Community updates: Friday, July 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announces Summer Meals program sites Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has shared its list of sites for this year’s USDA-funded Summer Meals program happening throughout the city. Through the program, children up...

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'Small Plates, Big Impact' fundraiser helps provide nutrition education, entrepreneurial opportunities

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting its annual fall fundraiser for the Downtown Market Education Foundation on October 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The “Small Plates, Big Impact” fundraiser, benefiting the...

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Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

Kids’ Food Basket announced their new $6 million campaign, "Feeding Our Future" at the future site of their new headquarters on an old Grand Rapids' farm at a ceremony this morning at 1919 Leonard St. NE. Bridget Clark Whitney,...

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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a crop that reduces waste as it grows, can be cultivated year-round, and contains a ton of vital nutrients. You might not realize it, but you're thinking of a mushroom. The best part: They're being grown right here in Michigan....

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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Learn diabetes symptoms, prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Kevin Yeomans of the American Diabetes Association – West Michigan discusses symptoms of diabetes, what you can do to prevent, delay, and manage the disease, and the resources...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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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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Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive lived up to its name. On Saturday, letter carriers collected more than 108,000 pounds of food donated by Grand Rapids residents. The food was given to Feeding America West Michigan. That was a...

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Starved for Change: Benefitting The Association for Child Development

by (kristinsrevere)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUNGRY CHILDREN Take your place at the table and support the Association for Child Development. Join us for a special evening on May 19th at the historic Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids located at 1130 Wealthy...

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