Terra GR supports hunger relief during the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is running a month-and-a-half-long food and fund drive for Feeding America West Michigan, starting Sunday. Restaurant patrons are encouraged to donate money or nonperishable foods for the hunger-relief organization when they visit. Terra GR...

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60 Thanksgiving wishes needed for local kids, families

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 11-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

During the month of November, D.A. Blodgett—St. John’s (DABSJ) is seeking the community’s help to grant 60 Thanksgiving Wishes. Thanksgiving Wishes is an annual drive where wishes are submitted on behalf of the children and...

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James Russell House to host community "leftovers" potluck

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, November 30 the Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities (GRACC) will host a potluck at the James Russell House from 6-9 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to bring Thanksgiving dinner leftovers or make a dish to pass around. The...

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Thanksgiving Remix

by (Suydamsa)

Submitted 11-07-2014 under

  Thanksgiving is next week, and we're here to help with last-minute planning! Whether you need ideas to make the classic dishes fresh again, or you're looking for new flavors to spice things up, Chef Jacob will share some tips. Learn...

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Hold 21st Annual Turkey Trot

by (carissavh22)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

Many people plan to overeat, nap, and watch football on Thanksgiving Day. However, more than 2,000 people in Grand Rapids will also run a 5K on this national holiday. On Nov. 28, the 21st annual Turkey Trot 5K race will take place in Grand Rapids....

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8,000 meals provided in the 2012 holiday season

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 01-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

It happened again this year; on a day when I least expected it in mid-December. It was just a voice on the other end, but I couldn’t help tearing up when she told her story. Getting out of an abusive marriage, couch surfing at friend’s...

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Urgent need for Thanksgiving meals

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

“I really appreciate this, truly I do,” Jane told me as we discussed holiday baskets over the phone. “It’s been so rough these past few months, my husband lost his job, and both my parents have long term illnesses, we’...

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You Can Help Feed Over 7,000 Families this Holiday Season

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Holiday Giving Network was formed to match congregations, individuals, groups, or businesses that can provide food with persons who need extra food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year over 7,000 families signed up to receive a holiday meal...

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Through the season: J. Dykstra Produce's chestnut stuffing and Bob Alt Farm's pumpkin centerpiece

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

For every person who took the day off work to cook for Thanksgiving, there's another person still plumbing their minds for what to make. Here are two recipes from a couple of our vendors.   J. DYKSTRA PRODUCE'S CHESTNUT STUFFING Servings:...

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More than just a Thanksgiving meal thanks to Saint Stephens

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

Article written by Sara Schneider It is about having a family. It is about stuffing empty tummies to the brim. It is about giving, and last Tuesday, Saint Stephens Church gave Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids the perfect definition of...

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