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Michigan Department of Human Services Turns $1 Into $16 Million

Posted by Iahmed on March 19, 2010

I had the great pleasure yesterday to announce that 360,000 residents receiving food assistance will be able to fill their grocery carts even more. That’s because the Michigan Department of Human Services is turning $1 in federal funds into $16 million in additional food assistance each month.

It’s a new kind of spring green. This is a significant amount of money that will help individuals and families access healthy food while also helping local businesses, like grocery stores, create jobs. A great big thanks to Mark Murray of Meijer and Jane Marshall of Food Bank Council of Michigan for joining us at the event. What great partners!

You can read our press release here: http://bit.ly/cIyb1Y.

You can also watch video from the event on YouTube here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeldkt8-KhI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfxJWYzw1jY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyUaPngGKwo

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