Catalyst Radio: CASA advocates for children in child welfare system

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Submitted 02-17-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the family court, having been victims of abuse or neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates (or...

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Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

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Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank was forced to retire four trucks from its 22-vehicle fleet. In a year that has seen its food distribution spike by 10 percent, that lack of transportation is limiting the organization’s ability...

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Hunger Action Week encourages community to take stand

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

There’s a place where hunger haunts the lives of 80,000 people, where employment can’t guarantee a life over the poverty line and where one in five kids is growing up unsure of where their next meal will come from. That place is Kent...

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Michigan Legislature Limits FIP Participation

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Submitted 07-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

In July, the Michigan Legislature passed HB 4409.  This piece of legislation will limit families to 48 months of benefits under the Family Independence Program (FIP).  The food stamp program, a component of FIP, will be affected by the...

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