• Go Green!

    Go Green!

    August 14, 2014

    Downtown Market brings healthy food choices to Grand Rapids By Malaysia Horton Once, downtown Grand Rapids was a food desert. Run-down “party stores” were the main source of food for hungry city dwellers due to the lack of grocery stores downtown. However, the explosion of The Downtown Market has changed that. The Downtown Market is […]

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  • What’s In Your Mouth ?

    What’s In Your Mouth ?

    August 14, 2014

    The YMCA helps reduce the size of Grand Rapids food desert By Elisa Mena and Arianne Morgan-Jimmerson     Have you ever truly sat down to think about what you are actually putting into your body? Yes, you look at the label on the back of food packages to read how many calories are in […]

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  • Pink Lemonade for Peace

    Pink Lemonade for Peace

    June 17, 2013

    “A five-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand “for peace” right across the street from a notorious church in Kansas which has been accused of spreading hate and homophobia wherever it goes. The purpose behind young Jayden Sink’s beverages is to raise money for a nonprofit organization called Planting Peace, which supports orphanages, works to […]

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  • Kids’ Food Basket Fights Childhood Hunger

    May 29, 2013

      Child hunger is prevalent throughout the world and the United States is no exception. Some children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) is a non-profit organization located in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. The organization fights to endchild hunger and strives to engage the west Michigan community. Their […]

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  • calorie and guilt-free hugs

    May 22, 2013

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6He0FWoFj0[/youtube] Who doesn’t love a great breakfast? Locals in Albuquerque, New Mexico are served more than great pancakes, burgers, or shakes—each treat comes with a side of hugs. Tim’s Place has been dubbed the “world’s friendliest restaurant,” dishing out hugs as well as food to hungry customers. Owner Tim Harris has made it his mission […]

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