The Genesee County Health Department has scheduled what officials call a massive lead screening event this month. The county is working in partnership with state health officials. The event is a part of an ongoing effort to have all children (and babies) within Flint tested for lead poisoning by April 1st.
In order to kickstart that goal, the network is holding an event at the end of the month in Traverse city.
Squirrel’s need TLC too — and one animal rehabilitation center in northern Michigan is collecting acorns to feed them.
The Association to Rescue Kritters, or ARK, in Saint Helen saves all kinds of animals. Continue reading
Help is now available for groceries and other vendors wanting to offer more fresh, healthy food to their customers.
The Michigan Good Food Fund is a public private partnership, offering loans and grants to businesses in communities where fresh food is not widely available. Continue reading
Michigan’s prison food service vendor is coming under fire again, and this time it’s for serving food that had been thrown in the trash.
Another pothole was created in Michigan this week, but it’s one that may help clean up roads in the future.
Bay City-based Michigan Brand Inc. is recalling approximately 4,300 lbs. of pork because of an incomplete ingredient description on the product’s packaging.
The funding for the food pantries come from the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan. Continue reading
City officials in Mid Michigan said they will be contacting local residents for feedback on a popular farmers market.
The Midland Farmers Market could be moving, or getting a new design . Continue reading
Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.
And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.
The closing of a local food pantry could affect hundreds of families in Isabella County.
The Community Compassion Network’s stationary food pantry is set to close due to high overhead costs to run the facility.
Tom Olver is President of United Way of Isabella County.
He said, “It’s a real concern. There are some 500 families that have been taking advantage of the services at the stationary pantry on a monthly basis, and we’ve spent the better part of our week communicating with our non-profit organizations and community leaders to try and understand what impact that will have across the community.”
Olver said the network’s mobile food pantries will continue to operate and serve the needs of the community until a new facility is acquired.
The last day guests will be served at the pantry is June 26th.