Access’ Food Justice Training unites community toward common goal

Jeff Smith presented on various topics of Food Justice at a training hosted by Access of West Michigan/Ellie Walburg. Cultivating solutions to food insecurity is far from a single-organization job.It requires a community of activists for the good food system.On Tuesday, April 11, Access of West Michigan hosted the Food Justice Training event to promote greater … Continued

Making a difference on a Sunday afternoon stroll

Former executive director of Access of West Michigan celebrates the 40th Annual Hunger Walk by noting how change can happen in the context of a community. Marsha DeHollander is looking forward to joining with her community and being a part of Access 40th Annual Hunger Walk, for the 33rd time. But the Hunger Walk is … Continued

Feedback concert rocks out against poverty

The 23rd Annual Feedback Concert was a great success in raising a record $3,792 to cultivate equitable solutions to poverty. What do rock’n’roll and food security have to do with each other? On Sunday, April 9, they came together in an entertaining way.On a beautiful Sunday evening, Local Spins hosted the Feedback benefit concert supporting … Continued

More than taste: the definition of “Good Food”

What makes food “good”? It may be taste. If you have a sweet tooth, maybe you’d consider a decadent layered chocolate cake with fluffy whipped frosting “good”. Or for the savory side, a bowl of soup that has a harmony of seasonings and flavors singing out. That sounds good. Or based on presentation. They say … Continued

Face the Facts: Senior Poverty

Myth: Social security takes care of the senior populationFact: 9 percent of seniors live below the poverty line. Ask an average person to describe someone in poverty, many faces may arise: a young child, a single working mom with a house full of kids, or an unemployed 20-year-old high school dropout. But does an 78-year … Continued

Face the Facts: Housing

Myth: A house is all about the aesthetics.Truth: Where you live is an indicator of health. Turn on the TV station HGTV and you’ll get many ideas of what paint colors go together, how to furnish a living room and what color backsplash to add to your new granite counter tops.Or just add things to … Continued