GVSU Students pitching in to help
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is making a plea for more volunteers. Last year the Comstock Park-based hunger-relief organization was assisted by more than 2,300 volunteers in distributing 23.8 million pounds of food. They are on track to distribute even more this year which means they need more helping hands.
More than 316,000 people are food insecure in West Michigan and the U.P. When their resources are tight, they turn to food pantries, soup kitchens, even homeless shelters for help.
“Without us, all those agencies that serve those families don’t get food,” said Dena Rogers, volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West.
Can you help? Available dates can be viewed on the Food Bank’s volunteer calendar. Volunteers and group leaders are asked to sign up online prior to serving.
- My first job was as a "Soda Jerk" at Cone Corners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. (Cheesy, huh?)
- Every spring, I participate in the World's Largest Trivia Contest in my hometown of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Out of about 500 teams and 10-12,000 players, we usually finish in the top 100!!! It's 54 straight hours of useless information and I love it. See? I'm not wired right. Just for the record, my team placed 73rd this year. :)
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- I was the lead singer in a cover band and I miss it.