Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
Last week it was announced that the non-profit food charity group, Kids Food Basket, was expanding its operation and kicking off a new funding raising component called, Feeding Our Future Campaign.
The announcement received news coverage in all the mainstream commercial news sources as well as community news sources and lots of social media. The narrative put forth was basically the same:
Kids Food Basket already serves 7,500 children each weekday in three counties with a sack lunch. Through the new fundraising campaign they will be able to provide the same services to up to 15,000 more children in West Michigan.
On the surface, this narrative sounds pretty wonderful. I mean, who could be against feeding children who are hungry? Well, that depends on how you ask the question or if you raise another question – why are so many families in West Michigan experiencing poverty?
I get that people…
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