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More than a food pantry: GLC Hope Ministries provides assistance, shelter

Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.

It also houses the homeless.

Bread of Life Manager Mark Henry inspects the food storage area at the distribution center at Greenville Community Church. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Bread of Life Pantry provides emergency assistance to anyone who asks

Bread of Life Pantry at Greenville Community Church considers it an emergency every time anyone is in need of food or shelter.

“We provide emergency food and shelter,” said Kim Cain, the executive director of Have Mercy, which oversees the pantry. “Anybody who goes to a food pantry is in need of emergency assistance.”

The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House says it all. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Welcoming sign at Barrie’s House of Gowen says it all

The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House at the Settlement Lutheran Church says it all: “I was hungry and you gave me food; I had no clothes and you gave me something to wear.”

That is what the food pantry and clothing distribution center aim to do every time anyone comes to its door and has a need.

Brian Moilanen, 43, recently released his latest poetry book, “Authentic Angels Poetry.” He will sign copies of the book from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Robbins Book List in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Local author pens third poetry book; signing set for Tuesday

When it comes to writing poetry, Brian Moilanen, 43, is compelled. “Writing is like a therapy for me,” he said. “It’s like a release for the soul. Poetry helps me vent frustration and sadness on paper.”


Funeral Notices for Dec. 29, 2014

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B-COR takes on duties of Belding Food Pantry and God’s Kitchen

The Belding Food Pantry of the past is but a shadow of the organization as it stands today.

The face of the pantry has changed dramatically since last spring, mostly due to the efforts spearheaded by Belding resident Julie Rodts.

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Helping Hands going strong in Howard City, still needs more helping hands

Helping Hands is in its 24th year of operation, finishing up its first year in a new location, and the Howard City food pantry — and the demand for it — show no signs of slowing down.

The food pantry relocated a year ago from a small building in downtown Howard City to a new, 32,000-square-foot building at 1105 S. Ensley St. just south of town.


Carson City Area Food Pantry in demand now more than ever

When looking at the importance of a local food pantry, one of the biggest indicators of relevance can be found right at the doorstep.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastoral Director Nancy Woodcock says it’s not irregular to see a new face each Tuesday morning when the Carson City Area Food Pantry opens its doors to provide food and monetary goods.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 27, 2014

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SPORTS GALORE: Feeling pretty good about Harbaugh

This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.