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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

November 25, 2020

December Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Events scheduled for Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon

The December Mobile Food Pantry schedule is set with events scheduled for the first three Thursdays of the month, including events in Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon. 

  • Thursday, December 3, 2 p.m...

November 18, 2020

Copper Country businesses invited to support local non-profit community this Giving Tuesday

Portage Health Foundation (PHF)  is searching for businesses to sponsor their Giving Tuesday fundraiser on December 1, where they will be matching $200,000 in donations to support 18 local non-profit organizations. PHF has two tiers for..

November 12, 2020

Copper Country restaurants are invited to help with Giving Tuesday

 

 

\Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is looking for restaurants within Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties to donate a percentage of their sales on Tuesday, December 1 to support the 18 non-profit organizations participating in PHF's..

November 2, 2020

Michigan Tech to Double Testing Capacity with Gift from PHF

Thanks to a gift from the Portage Health Foundation (PHF), the COVID-19 Testing Laboratory at Michigan Technological University will soon be able to process nearly twice as many tests in half the time and with less personnel.

PHF’s gift includes a..

October 29, 2020

November Mobile Food Pantry schedule includes two new partners

Events scheduled for Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon

The November Mobile Food Pantry schedule is set with events scheduled for the first three Thursdays of the month, including new locations in Houghton and Baraga counties.

  • Thursday, November 5, 2..

October 28, 2020

PHF’s Giving Tuesday to include 18 non-profits and up to a $200,000 match in 2020

$671,692 provided to non-profits during first three years

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce 18 local non-profit organizations are participating in its fourth annual Giving Tuesday program on December 1. This year will feature a..

October 20, 2020

Squish Your Squash-Cooking Fears with Biblio Bistro

The sixth and final episode of season one of Biblio Bistro highlights slow-cooked winter squash, which is a delicious recipe using ingredients mostly available at the Copper Country’s amazing farmers markets. The squash is from Chip Ransom's farm..

October 14, 2020

Innovative Partnership Brings Local, Fresh Produce to Area Families

Collective CSA Program from PHF serves 20 families in summer 2020

In an effort to increase food access in Michigan’s Copper Country, Portage Health Foundation (PHF) created a program to bring local, fresh produce to 20 families this summer.

“As..

October 9, 2020

October Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

NOTE: The October 15 (Houghton) and October 22 (L'Anse) food distributions are happening as scheduled, but they are being hosted only by BHK Community Action Agency. These are not in conjunction with Portage Health Foundation, Feed America West..

October 8, 2020

Slow-Cooked Kale is the Perfect Fall Recipe

The fifth episode of Biblio Bistro highlights slow-cooked kale, which is a delicious recipe using ingredients mostly available at the Copper Country’s amazing farmers markets. The kale and several other items were purchased at the Downtown Houghton..