Bartertown works to build community through food with new programs, livable wages

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

Changes have been brewing at Bartertown Diner, a staple hotspot for the plant-based food community. On March 2, 2016, new owners Thad Cummings and Crystal Lecoy quietly and officially joined the Bartertown team, with a mission of inclusion and...

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Hunger rate rises in West Michigan, Upper Peninsula according to new report

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

For the first time in five years, the percentage of people struggling with hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has increased, according to a new study by Feeding America. Hunger threatens one in seven people in the region, including one...

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Expert reveals potential advantages, dangers of minimum wage increase

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NEWS

On May 24th, 2014 Governor Rick Snyder signed a bipartisan bill to increase the state minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour. Michigan joins 8 other states and D.C. in increasing the minimum wage. The increase will be staggered out in four...

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