hunger

7:32 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Battle Creek Soup Kitchen Launching Fundraising Campaign

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God's Kitchen founder hopes $1.5-million campaign provides a permanent home and transportation
Battle Creek residents have walked miles to eat a hot dinner at God's Kitchen, according to the Rev. William Stein, and he wants to do something to make that a little easier.
12:50 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

West Michigan food bank serves record number of people

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Feeding America West Michigan serves 40 of 83 counties in state
Despite the growing economic recovery in Michigan, many people still do not have enough to eat, according to figures from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.The food charity last year supplied 25.6 million pounds of groceries and household goods, which translates into 20 million meals - almost 10 percent more than provided in 2012.
WMUK News
2:49 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Finding ways to fight food insecurity

Volunteer at a community garden in Flint
Credit Michigan Municipal League / Flickr

Nearly two of every three people in Michigan suffer from “food insecurity”. A University of Michigan researcher says there are several reasons for that. Dorceta Taylor is a professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She’s among those involved in a federal study of food insecurity around the state.

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Food Bank Director Retires
9:56 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Food Bank Executive Director looks back, prepares for retirement

Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek
Credit Food Bank of South Central Michigan website

Interview with Bob Randels

The Executive Director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan says it's been "the greatest job in the world." Bob Randels plans to retire from that job early next year. 

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