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(Grand Rapids, MI) - WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI celebrated USA Today's Make A Difference Day by volunteering their time at Feeding America West Michigan this past Saturday, October 26, 2013. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors and is the largest national day of community service.

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, all with a common mission to improve the lives of others. Thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities, non-profit organizations, entire states and individuals.

It was all-hands-on-deck for the employees and family members of WZZM 13, as many volunteered their time to package food and stock shelves. "It is a wonderful thing to see so many WZZM 13 employees and family members volunteer to come together for such an important cause: helping to feed the hungry and needy in West Michigan," said Janet Mason, President and General Manager of the station. "It is no surprise that about 15% of the donated food that comes to the West Michigan warehouse has special handling requirements, which couldn't be met without volunteers."

"WZZM 13 has a long-term commitment to the issue of hunger and poverty so our volunteer day was a natural extension. We do a large food drive every June called 13 Food for Families and help raise toys for needy children every Christmas through our Toys for Tots campaign." adds Mason.

For more information about how you can participate in Make A Difference Day 2014, or on how you can volunteer your time at Feeding America West Michigan, go to: www.WZZM13.com , www.makeadifferenceday.com and www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org

For more information contact: Pamela Rankin, Marketing Manager. 616-559-1480, prankin@wzzm13.com

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