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Hi-Lo Repairs Needed

Hi-Lo Repairs Needed

After years of faithful service, our Food Center hi-lo forklift refused to start. It turns out we need a new replacement battery to keep this piece of equipment running.

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A Seed of Self-Sustainability

A Seed of Self-Sustainability

About once a week, Betty Van Til can be found demonstrating kitchen essentials to a small group of students in the Streams of Hope kitchen. Under her guidance, three students at a time get to tend their plot in our community garden, harvest the latest produce, and then practice cooking a healthy meal. Along the way they make new friends, grow healthy relationships, and get to try something new!

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Rent a Garden Plot this Summer

Rent a Garden Plot this Summer

Are you looking for a place to grow your own fruits or vegetables this summer? The Streams of Hope community garden has spots available! Learn more below: What is a community garden? The garden is a fenced area on the Streams of Hope campus with 24 individual plots....

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Helping Neighbors Get Their GED or Diploma

Helping Neighbors Get Their GED or Diploma

Just a few months ago, Streams of Hope became a satellite campus for the Sparta Adult Education Program. This innovative organization provides free assistance to adults who would like to earn their GED or high school diploma. Their team is passionate about seeing our...

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World Literacy Foundation donates books to Streams of Hope

World Literacy Foundation donates books to Streams of Hope

Streams of Hope received a generous donation of books for the community from the World Literacy Foundation! It’s the perfect addition for March is Reading Month. We had the chance to go hand out some books to families who were picking up food. Streams of Hope is an...

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The Circles GR Difference

The Circles GR Difference

There’s something different about Circles Grand Rapids, and I’ve experienced the difference since stepping into my Coordinator position almost two years ago. Circles GR, the local chapter of a national organization, Circles USA, works to build community to end poverty...

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Welcoming New Team Members

Welcoming New Team Members

Please join us in welcoming our new team members to Streams of Hope! Last year, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we said “yes” to a variety of new initiatives. The following new team members have played an essential role at making those programs a success, and...

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Meijer raises millions for food banks

Meijer raises millions for food banks

One of West Michigan's biggest employers just helped out in a big way. Meijer stores all around the Midwest generated $7.6 million for different food pantries, including many here.  The money is from the store's holiday 'Simply Give' campaign, during which customers...

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