Full Plate Press: Spring 2016

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Hunger is a big problem in our region, especially in rural Northern Michigan. Find out how we’re expanding our services to reach more neighbors in need in this special, Upper Peninsula-focused issue of the Full Plate Press.

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How We Sent 53 Percent More Food to the UP in the First Quarter


In January, Feeding America West Michigan announced its transition to a new food distribution model in the Upper Peninsula. After three months, food distribution in the UP was up 53 percent year to date.

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Stamping Out Hunger on May 14


On Saturday, May 14, Feeding America West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Letter Carriers are teaming up for the 24th-annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Sponsored by Fox 17 and Meijer, this year’s food drive provides an opportunity for Rapidians to give food and cash to support local families in need.

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How Good Food is Building Community in Grand Rapids

Marisa, Tracy, Tony

If you’ve ever been to a Mobile Food Pantry, you know that it’s more than just a food distribution. It’s a community event. In Grand Rapids, the Eastown Community Association views Mobile Pantries as one important part of their effort to build a more vibrant neighborhood.

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