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NPO Showcase: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributes safe, healthy food to pantries and shelters that help the hungry in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations that improve the quality of life in our city and throughout our community. The program is a feature of GRTV and the Community Media Center, with producer and host Julie Way. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Julie Way.

This segment of NPO Showcase features Feeding America West Michigan, a Food Bank that distributes food to pantries, shelters, and other local anti-hunger organizations in 40 West Michigan counties, including the Upper Peninsula.

Ken Estelle, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America West Michigan, joins us in studio to discuss the organization's mission to assist those struggling with food insecurity. Feeding America West Michigan serves over 400,000 people each year by directing 98% of their resources to support immediate food distribution. Learn more on their website at www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org.

Through the end of 2014, Feeding America West Michigan has partnered with FoodCircles and EatGR on the Raise Your Forks campaign. By encouraging people to dine out at local restaurants, the campaign aims to raise $7,500 to purchase a new forklift for Feeding America West Michigan. To learn how you can Raise Your Fork for hunger relief, check out this GRTV PSA.

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