The online food drive and partnership with Gleaners has been extended to Nov. 24.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
You've purchased and donated $1,304 worth of groceries to Gleaners Community Food Bank, putting us closer to our goal of raising $10,000 to help feed the area's hungry families.
Thanks to your generous donations, we've raised $1,304 towards our goal of $10,000 to feed families in your area through our online food drive. This virtual food drive runs through Saturday, Nov. 17, and is the first for the Gleaners Community Food Bank. The 30 Michigan Patch sites are proud and honored to be their first partner. Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started! Follow progress of Patch's fight against hunger. Click to watch donations grow! Please click the shopping link above and select items from the virtual grocery shelves. When you check out, be sure to select a Patch from the drop down menu to ensure your donation is designated for that community. Thanks for your donations and support. Get answers to …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the news from last week.
Miss the latest headlines from Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore? Here's a recap of the news from this past week:
Sunday, December 18, 2011
As the economy puts a bigger strain on area food assistance programs, recent federal and state funding cuts make it harder for food banks to keep up.
At a time when the floundering economy is putting a strain on food assistance programs struggling to keep up with increased demand, federal and state funding cuts are making the job harder, according to a story in Huffington Post Detroit. “In August, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that would take $12 billion away from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and use the money to bail out school districts in cash-strapped states,” according to the HuffPost Detroit story. “And in October, the state began requiring financial reviews of food assistance recipients. The new regulations would disqualify those with assets of more than $5,000 in the bank, with second homes or with vehicles …