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Mobile food pantry is back


If you need a little extra food to help you get by this month, you will want to check out the mobile food pantry coming to the Hilltop Administration building’s south (lower) parking lot on the second Monday of each month this summer. The next one will be this next Monday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at noon. 

Feeding America offers fresh produce (usually local and seasonal), dairy products. and other food and grocery products. You may get foods such as asparagus, cabbage, potatoes, onions, apples, breads, pastries, milk and craisins.  

There are no requirements to receive the food, other than the person must deem they are in need. No proof of income is required. 

It’s best to bring your own boxes and/or bags.

The next day will be August 13.

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Make the Season Brighter for Families in Need in Your Community


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(Family Features) For many of us, a cozy winter’s night isn’t complete without milk and cookies or a warm cup of hot cocoa. But families in need in your community may be missing out on milk and its nine essential nutrients.

More than 46 million Americans – including 12 million children – rely on Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items year round, but even more so in the winter months when food banks are even busier.

In fact, according to Feeding America, food bank clients receive an average of less than one gallon of milk per person per year, because while Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don’t think to donate milk because it’s perishable. This leaves many families with limited access to milk’s essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving.

Don’t just get together, give together

Since 2014, The Great American Milk Drive has helped deliver more than 8.5 million servings of highly desired and nutrient-rich milk to hungry families who need it most—but there’s still so much more to do. There are a number of ways that you can help kids and families in your own community this season:

Volunteer at your local food bank or food pantry. 

While donations are always appreciated, your local Feeding America food bank and food pantries can often use extra hands – especially at this time of year. Gather your friends, family or coworkers and donate your time to feed those in your community. There are many different opportunities to help across the country – at local food pantries and even virtually. Visit milklife.com/give to find your local food bank and learn more.

Collect food donations when you host.

Hosting for the holidays? You can benefit families in need in your community by asking guests to bring something to donate to a food bank. While most people think of canned or dry goods, perishable foods like fresh produce and milk are often needed, particularly around the holidays. Find your nearest food bank, check its needs and any donation guidelines at FeedingAmerica.org.

Donate highly-desired, nutrient-rich fresh milk.

By entering your zip code at milklife.com/give, you can ensure that nutrient-rich milk is delivered to a local food bank to help nourish children in your own community.

What many people don’t realize is how big this problem is—one in seven Americans face hunger, including 15 million children, and it’s a problem that impacts all sorts of families, in urban, suburban and rural communities. And milk is one of the most requested nutritious items by food bank clients, but, it’s rarely donated. Milk isn’t just a drink, it’s a nutrient powerhouse – but, only if people have access to it. Help local families put milk on the table for their children this season.

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RANDALL H. INGRAHAM


C-obit-IngrahamRandall H. Ingraham, 70 of Sand Lake, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Faith Hospice – Trillium Woods. Randy was born May 26, 1944 in Greenville, Michigan, the son of Colin and Dixie (Harris) Ingraham. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 – 1966. He was a very active person who cared about and enjoyed others. He always had a Harley and enjoyed racing motorcycles and riding cross country with his wife. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, and boating. He worked hard and owned his own company, which allowed him to provide for his family. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Shelia (Baxter); children, David Ingraham, DenaJo Rogers; grandchildren, Nickolas, SaraJo, KaileyJo, Shane; brother, TobyJoe (Gayla) Ingraham; sister, Kathy Wisler. The family will greet friends Friday, January 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Saturday 2:00 pm, with viewing starting at 1:00 pm. The family would like you to dress casually – boots and blue jeans. Mr. Ross Merlington officiating. Private interment at Trufant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at the Rockford American Legion Post #102.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

 

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