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NPO Showcase: Well House and the 19:1 campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This new segment of NPO Showcase features Well House, an organization that provides affordable and safe permanent housing located in the Southeast neighborhood of Grand Rapids (SECA). A 2010 census report noted that there are approximately...

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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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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

A hard, cold rain was falling as the Mobile Food Pantry pulled up to Innovation Central High School on a Thursday evening in February. Sergeant James Peterson stood in the weather for a few minutes before deciding to move the food inside. Half a...

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Volunteers needed for national hunger study

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2014, an in-depth survey of food insecurity conducted once every four years. Food banks around the country will interview their clients in order to assess the severity of...

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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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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Hunger Action Week 2012 kicks apathy with awareness

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week returns for its second year this September. The annual series of events, organized by the Food and Nutrition Coalition, a subcommittee of Kent County’s Essential Needs Taskforce, boasts a revamped itinerary and a sharper...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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GRPS Nutrition Services delivers

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

Keep an eye out for the new look on our Nutrition Services Delivery Vehicles this fall. Not only have we transformed the appearance of our vehicles as rolling billboards promoting the importance of school meals, but we have upgraded the trucks to...

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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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