Posted on 21 November 2013.
A Compass Coach food drive on a casino bus run to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan raised 1,100 pounds in food donations and $300.00 in cash.
North Kent Community Services, at 10075 Northland Dr., was the benefactor of this collection. Kathy Clements, the Business Manager at North Kent, was amazed at the generosity of these casino riders, along with Compass Coach donating the trip in exchange for donations.
“So many folks are short on resources this year, it’s a treat to have local businesses step up and help,” said Clements.
Compass Coach also runs a Winter Coat drive Nov. 29, along with Toys for Tots in December.
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Posted on 10 October 2013.
On Saturday October 12, 2013, the Access Countywide Food Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Fare Store in Cedar Springs. Items donated will benefit the Cedar Springs Community Food Pantry and the Food Pantry at the Solon Wesleyan Church. Cub Scouts and other volunteers at the store entrances will have lists of suggested items that shoppers may buy and then donate to the Food Pantries. All items contributed will be gratefully appreciated.
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Posted on 22 March 2013.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 222 from Cedar Springs held their annual food drive on Saturday, March 16 at Family Fare. Eleven Scouts collected 570 nonperishable items, including food, hygiene products and laundry supplies. Patrons of Family Fare donated individual items, carts filled with groceries and cash. The scouts learned the value of community service and the value of clipping coupons! The cash that was collected was used to purchase additional needed items with coupons and the “Ten for $10” sale. The generous support from the local community was outstanding and donations were almost tripled from last year’s 200 items. All items were donated to the Cedar Springs Community Food Pantry. Community members in need or wanting to contribute additional donations can contact the pantry at (616) 696-1140. Thanks to Family Fare, community members and all that continue to support Scouting.
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Posted on 22 March 2013.
Curves International announces its 15th Annual Food Drive, “Feed the Need,” and challenges Curves’ club members in the U.S. and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations during the two-week period of March 11—March 23. Each club, including Curves of Cedar Springs, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Cedar Springs will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank during the two week period.
When combined donations from all Curves clubs reaches the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March 2013 profits to “Blessings in a Backpack,” a non-profit organization that ensures that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
“This year’s theme, ‘Feed the Need,’ really represents both what we want to accomplish with this year’s food drive and what we do as a business,” said a Curves of Cedar Springs staff member. “We want to help feed local families and school children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends and we also want to ‘feed the need’ of local women seeking a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.”
For more information about Curves of Cedar Springs, located at 55 N. Main, and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Cedar Springs staff member at 616-696-1689 or 97PF9XZPO@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, please visit www.curves.com.
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