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Grand Rapids schools tackle hunger, food insecurity with gardens

From providing lessons about growing food in urban spaces to giving children fresh produce to take home, school gardens are playing an increasingly vital role in Grand Rapids' community health landscape.
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Detroit parks that attract youth and engage neighbors

While Detroit's park network has significant room for improvement, there are several local parks that stand out as great models of kid-friendly, community-enhancing public spaces.
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An end to hunger: How healthy food plays a significant role in school turnarounds

When one Grand Rapids principal saw a student taking scraps from a lunchroom dumpster, she knew the school needed to address student hunger. Working with Kids Food Basket, the school began providing sack suppers; the change has been transformative.
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How the Detroit Public Library is staying relevant to kids in the 21st century

From a teen hangout featuring a makerspace to creative writing workshops for pre-teens, the Detroit Public Library offers a variety of programs that are relevant to 21st century kids.
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Helping hungry kids one Power Pack at a time

There is no doubt that combating hunger in communities is a real need, and some school districts, like Ishpeming, are finding a way to help students in need. 
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