Category Archives: Hunger Blog

When Helping Hurts

“Do you ever wonder if efforts to help the poor actually do any good?  Does there need to be more investigation into how you give than just good intentions?  How can you truly make a difference in the lives of poor people?  Which types of ministries should you fund?” Come and learn about some practical […]

Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission

“The Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission” campaign turns America’s good moods into pounds of food for Feeding America. Oscar Mayer kicked off the campaign with a donation to Feeding America with a financial equivalent of 1 millions pounds. In addition, for every “good mood moment” America creates or shares on, Oscar Mayer will donate […]

Free groceries and school supplies

On Sunday, August 15, Grand Rapids First Church will be hosting “totally FREE” – an event giving away groceries, backpacks and school supplies following the 11:00 am service. Please invite anyone who could use some free groceries and/or school supplies! For more information on this event, please click here.

Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

June 7-14 is the date for our 10th Annual Food for Families event. Our goal is to collect 200,000 pounds of food for area food pantries to help over the high-need summer months. All Kent County D&W and Family Fare stores will be collection sites. Please drop off your donation any time during the collection […]

The Boy Scouts Adventure Show

The Boy Scouts Outdoor Adventure Show is taking place on Saturday, May 8 at the DeVos Place from 12-8pm. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit Access pantries and for entry into a raffle of cool prizes! Bring the entire family to participate in tons of exciting hands-on activities as we bring the outdoors inside! Tickets […]

Holiday Giving Network Options for Providers…

No time to shop for a holiday basket? You can donate online! Go to “Network for Good” and designate your donation for “Holiday Giving Network.” Your $50 donation will be applied toward a gift card for applicants who registered at their local pantry.  If you prefer to purchase and deliver all the ingredients for a […]

Holiday Providers are Needed More Than Ever!

Can you help provide all the trimmings for a nice holdiay dinner for applicants who are signing up at Kent County pantries? You can offer to provide one or more Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets for individuals or families living in a neighborhood of your choice. When submitted, we will forward your information to the appropriate […]

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, which is an initiative aimed at helping raise awareness of hunger in America.  This initiative is sponsored by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity. There are many ways for families or communities to get involved. Find out how you can help by clicking here!

Kids Can Make a Difference

Kids Can Make a Difference is a program that “inspires kids to end hunger and poverty in their communities, their country, and their world.” Check out the Summer 2009 Newsletter, which is packed with great information about poverty, training for teachers, book reviews, and more. For more information about this organization, visit their website.

World Hunger Sunday

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is gearing up for World Hunger Sunday by promoting education on world hunger for the weeks leading up to November 1st.  There are a number of resources and information available on their website, including prayer suggestions and resources for children. The CRWRC is also promoting a World Hunger […]