- June 17, 2013
- February 1, 2013
Livingston Daily - Despite Livingston County's relative affluence, child poverty and students on free lunches in the community increased more than the state average from 2005 to 2011, according to a new lobbyist report.
The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2012 found that continued high unemployment and lower household income have increasingly contributed to child poverty and students needing the free or reduced-price lunch program across the state.
- January 31, 2013
Michigan Live - LANSING, MI - A new report shows that some of Michigan’s relatively rural counties are among the hardest hit when it comes to child poverty and other measures of child well-being – and it suggests more spending on “safety net” programs could help address problems.
- January 24, 2013
Daily Tribune - A program that provides meals for children during summer months is under used because of a lack of local sponsors and sites to serve the meals, state education officials said.
“Many families across Michigan are struggling, and we can’t have children going hungry in the summer when programs like this are available,” said Mike Flanagan, state school superintendent.
- September 20, 2012
Detroit Free Press - Despite claims in the past year that Michigan had bottomed out of the recession, new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show there still is much work to be done as incomes continue to fall and poverty rates climb -- particularly child poverty rates.
- August 31, 2012
ABC 10 - The Food Bank Council of Michigan is pleased to announce that Governor Snyder has proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month (HAM) is a national awareness initiative started by Feeding America, urging individuals to Speak Out Against Hunger™.
- July 20, 2012The Daily ReporterColdwater, Mich. — Having food to eat is one thing. Making healthy decisions about what to eat and how to properly prepare it is another, and through the MSU Extension, people in the community have been learning about that this summer.
- June 28, 2012
Detriot Free Press - Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne urged the 57,000 employees who work for the Auburn Hills automaker to help end child hunger on Thursday.
“It’s time for us to help generate a turning point within our community for people in need,” Marchionne said in a letter e-mailed to employees.
- June 25, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two weeks after the launch of No Kid Hungry, program representatives are still urging people to utilize two statewide outreach resources that make it easier for children to access summer meals - calling 2-1-1 and texting FoodMI to 877-877.
- June 13, 2012
Statewide 2-1-1 and Texting Can Help Connect More Kids with Food, Fun and Friends
Detroit, MI —Michigan No Kid Hungry today announced the launch of two statewide outreach resources that make it easier for children to access summer meals. The Michigan Department of Education’s statewide database of over one thousand Summer Food Service sites is now accessible by dialing 2-1-1 from any location in Michigan, or by texting FoodMI to 877-877.
- May 29, 2012
MLive - GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids students who depend on free meals during the school year, can still receive a free lunch this summer and at some sites, breakfast and snack options.
- May 7, 2012
DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan has become the 18th state to launch the national “Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry” initiative.
Children who go to school hungry are less likely to meet their grade-level and even age-related expectations in class.
Not only do kids need a nutritionally healthy start to the day during the school year, but also during the summer.