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Michigan Nonprofit Gets $5.2 Million To Boost Fresh Food

“Every family, no matter where they live, should have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables,” said U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee.

CBS Detroit–04/01/2015

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Cuts To Food Stamps Will Only Hit 4 States, Including Michigan

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, including Michigan.


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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.



Federal Grant Aims To Reduce Hunger For Students During Summer

The state expects to receive more than $800,000 to continue a project that provides food aid with a debit-style card. Michigan hopes to provide more than 10,000 students with a $60 monthly stipend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2013

Report: New Agency Needed For Poor Criminal Defendants

Michigan needs a new state agency to set and enforce standards for attorneys who represent poor criminal defendants, a commission said Friday after studying the state’s court-appointed system for lawyers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012


Consumers Gives Salvation Army $1 Million To Help Low Income Customers Buy Heat, Power

In an approach intended to provide utility account stability for low income utility customers, Consumers Energy in partnership with The Salvation Army will create a three-year pilot program with a $1 million contribution. The program will focus on customers experiencing utility account arrearages.


Assurance Wireless Introduces Two New Low-Cost Offers

Warren, N.J.-based Assurance Wireless, which provides free basic wireless phone service to low-income residents of Michigan and 10 other states, Monday announced more choices to give its customers the opportunity to pay to add voice […]


SafeLink Wireless Offers More Free Time For Low-Income Families

America’s No. 1 prepaid cell phone provider, TracFone Wireless Inc., announced that its federal Lifeline offering, SafeLink, will now offer participants of the program in Michigan the choice of three monthly plans, including up to […]