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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Incredible.” That’s how Feeding America West Michigan CEO Ken Estelle describes the response to his organization’s #GivingTuesday appeal. In the five-day online campaign that culminated yesterday, a total of $18,682 was...

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Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

One in seven people is food insecure in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Feeding America West Michigan is inviting the community to do something about it on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. In fact, the Food Bank is issuing a five-day challenge...

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Summer jazz series brings free music to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

On a recent Monday night, a crowd of Grand Rapids neighbors listened to the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Van Morrison and more at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The Steve Sandner Quintet performed their tunes for the 15th season of the West...

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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West Michigan Intern Connect Outdoor Movie Night

by (Hello West Michigan)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under

Interning in West Michigan this summer? Learn about the region, meet area employers, and watch the 2013 movie The Internship on the jumbotron with 500 new friends at West Michigan Intern Connect. Registration includes dinner, popcorn, giveaways, and...

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West Michigan Design Week

by (aigawestmi)

Submitted 04-06-2015 under

West Michigan has a long history of design, and it’s becoming a stronger and more vital part of our community. West Michigan Design Week celebrates the world-class work happening here and hopes to demonstrate the strategic and economic...

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LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest, Grand Rapids’ community-wide comedy festival, which touts its “seriously funny” line-up, will get a little more literary this year. At 6:30 p.m. March 13, a poetry reading event will take place at the Great Lakes...

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The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

by (sassaria)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

On December 16, The Right Place held its Economic Outlook for West Michigan conference at the JW Marriott downtown. The first one was held 18 years ago, and had an attendance of 25. This year, there were 450 people in attendance, from all over the...

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Tips for staying warm this winter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

As the temperature becomes lower and utility bills become higher, use these tips for keeping your family safe and warm this winter or call 2-1-1 for more support. 1. Check your home for places you may be leaking heat to the outdoors. A great deal of...

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