Hunger Action Week is organized by members of Kent County's Food and Nutrition Coalition: Access of West Michigan, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Grand Valley State University Women's Center, Heart of West Michigan United Way, Heartside Nutrition Project, Kids' Food Basket, Salvation Army Booth Family Services, United Church Outreach Ministry and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
• Hunger Challenge: An opportunity to eat for one week on the average amount of assistance received by someone on SNAP (food stamps): $31.50. Follow participants' progress at www.WZZM13.com
• Paper Plate Project: Clients illustrate their own experiences of hunger, on display at Access of West Michigan's Food Pantry Network.
Tuesday, September 10:
• A Place at the Table: A powerful film that examines the lives of three people dealing with food insecurity in America. 7 p.m. at Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus, DeVos Building E, Room 136. Admission free.
Wednesday, September 11:
• Food and Nutrition Coalition: Take part in a public meeting of Kent County's coalition on hunger. 8:30-11 a.m. at Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Avenue NE, Lake Superior Room.
• A Place at the Table: A powerful film that examines the lives of three people dealing with food insecurity in America. 7 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema South. Admission free.
Thursday, September 12:
• Poverty Simulation: What would you do if your medical bills were piling up, your kitchen cupboard was empty, and you didn't have change for the bus? Facilitated by Access of West Michigan. 4-5:45 p.m. at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, David D. Hunting Branch, 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW.
• Healthy Food Cook-Off: Find out how delicious, healthy meals can be made on a shoestring budget. 5 p.m. at United Church Outreach Ministry, 1311 Chicago Drive SW.
Saturday, September 14:
• A Place at the Table: A powerful film that examines the lives of three people dealing with food insecurity in America. Documentary showing at 1 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema North & IMAX. Admission free.
Courtesy: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank