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August 29-September 2: Blue Bridge Lighting in Grand Rapids.
To kick off Hunger Action Month, the City of Grand Rapids will be turning the lights on the iconic Blue Bridge orange, the color of hunger.

September 10: Volunteer at the Food Bank
Feeding America West Michigan is opening its Comstock Park branch to volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 10. Put on a hairnet and gloves and help us sort food for local families in need! Sign up to volunteer.

September 11: Diabetes Walk
Join us on Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids for the Diabetes Walk, organized by the American Diabetes Association. We’ll be doing healthy cooking demonstrations and taste tests. More information to come.

September 13-October 11: Double Your Donation
Your gift will make twice the impact during Weingartz’s Mow Down Hunger campaign. Just make a gift online between September 13 and October 11, and Weingartz will match it. That means every dollar you give provide eight meals to your neighbors in need. Give today.

September 14: ArtPrize Preview at New Vintage Place
This invitation-only event offers a sneak preview of National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s entry in this year’s ArtPrize competition.

September 15: Pack the Pub at Ore Dock Brewing
Calling all beer enthusiasts and anti-hunger advocates in the UP! We’re packing the pub at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette on Thursday, September 15. Buy a pint of True North, an all-Michigan hefeweizen, and Ore Dock will send a meal to a neighbor in need. Ore Dock is located at 114 W Spring Street. RSVP to the Facebook event.

September 17: Gazelle Sports Food Drive
Gazelle Sports is hosting a food and fund drive at their Grand Rapids location. Give cash or cans and you’ll get a Hunger Action Month canvas tote bag in return! Gazelle Sports is located on 28th Street.

September 21-October 9: Hunger Series at ArtPrize
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to bring his hunger series to DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 2016. Stop by. Say hi. And vote!

September 24: Hunger Action Month Volunteer Day
In honor of Hunger Action Month, we’re adding another Saturday to our volunteer schedule! Our Comstock Park branch will be open to volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24. Put on a hairnet and gloves and help us sort food for local families in need! Sign up to volunteer.

September 26: Rocktoberfest at New Holland Brewing Co.
Rocktoberfest is a celebration of beer, food, and music, all for the purpose of supporting West Michigan hunger relief. The event takes place at New Holland Brewing Co. in downtown Holland. Purchase tickets.

October 4: Harvest Party at Greenbush Brewing Co.
Greenbush Brewing Company is throwing a party to celebrate the release of Demeter, a harvest ale, and Vanderbush, a collaboration with Vandermill Cider. The event is family-friendly and includes music, hay rides, sack races, and a cook-out. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan.

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