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Across Michigan, neighbors build nutrition literacy and food security

A battery of initiatives across Michigan are working to reverse food insecurity. We share stories of how neighbors in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and across the state are learning about the sustainable value of healthy, locally grown foods.

FT Amanda Seales

Laughter is the best medicine: LaughFest offers wide array of performances, venues in 9th year

Designed by a nonprofit that provides cancer and grief support programs for adults and children, LaughFest, containing over 100 events each year and attracting talent from across the country, has been a mainstay in comedy and comical performances for almost a decade.


Neighborhoods of GR: Baxter Community Center celebrates 50 years

Baxter’s roots run deep, evidenced by the Baxter Community Center, a 50-year-old nonprofit that is more committed than ever to serving, living, and growing with its neighbors.


Rapid Blog: Kids' Food Basket founder talks lessons in leadership and responding to a food crisis

During the recent snow storms, Kids' Food Basket, along with area partners and volunteers, were able to deliver 9,250 emergency meals over three days from 15 distribution sites. Founding CEO Bridget Clark Whitney discusses the desperate need for healthy, equitable food, especially in emergency situations. 

Thailin Johnson

Local Rosa Parks Essay Contest winner encourages us to "Speak up!"

The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission’s Rosa Parks Education Committee encourages students in grades 7 to 12 to write an essay about how to live out Mrs. Parks’ legacy by stepping outside of the bounds of their reality, taking risks, and shaping lives to make a difference.
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