Friday, December 21, 2012
The students organized their first food drive just in time for the holidays.
It will be merry Christmas for many in Metro Detroit, thanks to the Groves High School marching band. The student musicians at Groves held their first ever food drive this year, later delivering the goods to Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield as well to various other student groups at Groves. The food collected will now be donated to young people in need all over Metro Detroit. Do you have photos of Birmingham to share? Upload them to the Birmingham Patch Pics & Clips gallery and we could feature them on Patch!
Friday, November 9, 2012
One in four Michigan children lives in poverty. In this season of being thankful and giving back, here are ways to help make others' holidays warmer.
The holiday season is a time of joy, and if one's lucky, of plenty. Sadly hunger continues to be a problem, with one in four Michigan children living in poverty and nearly half qualifying for free or low-cost school lunches. Some of these youngsters can only look forward to plenty of hunger pangs, but here at Patch we want to help. Michigan's 30 Patch sites, including Birmingham Patch, has launched an online food drive — and we need your help! Patch is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank in this virtual food drive, and the goal is to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to help feed local families. Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started! Follow progress of Patch's fight against hunger. Click to watch donations grow! That…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Starting today, you can purchase and donate food to the Gleaners Community Food Bank during Patch's virtual food drive. Our goal is to collect $10,000 through Nov. 17 to help feed the area's hungry families.
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- Don Wyatt
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The statistics are grim, especially for children. One out of four Michigan children lives in a household with food insecurity, meaning they do not always know where their next meal is coming from. In southeast Michigan, nearly 40 percent of more than 100,000 people receiving food assistance each week are children under age 18. Poor nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, has profound implications on a child’s physical and mental health, development, academic achievement and economic productivity. Today Michigan's 30 Patch sites, including Birmingham Patch, is launching an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The nation's largest single-day food drive is back again this year.
Birmingham will again be participating in the nationwide U.S. Postal Service letter carrier food drive this Saturday. Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to their local food bank or pantry. This is the 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" drive. In 2011, letter carriers collected 70.2 million pounds of food donated by customers on their delivery routes. Nearly 50 million Americans — including 17 million children — now live in families that lack sufficient food.
Monday, November 21, 2011
What you need to know about what's going on in Birmingham this week.
Tree lighting ceremony Wednesday: The holidays officially come to Birmingham Wednesday with the lighting of the official city Christmas tree at 6 p.m. in Shain Park. Also that evening, Birmingham's Santa House opens for the season and the city begins offering holiday carriage rides. Thanksgiving Thursday: City offices, the library and various hotspots around town will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, while grocery stores will be changing up their hours to accomodate last-minute shoppers. Stay tuned to Patch for a complete list of closures and new hours. No school starting Wednesday: The Thanksgiving holiday starts early for Birmingham's students. Students from Birmingham Public Schools, as well as the city's various private schools…