Access of West Michigan

Our Progress

Our Good Food Values

Our sights are set on transforming West Michigan food systems to become increasingly reflective of Good Food values with the belief that this transformation will uproot systemic poverty and lead to lasting change. Our Good Food values are: growing health, investing in the local food economy, engaging community, collaborative capacity building, place-based strategy, and system change.

Our Progress: 2019 Outcomes

Investing In 

The Local Food

Economy

$73,760

Invested in small West
Michigan farms

60

Community members
received farm shares

36

Food skills and food
systems classes

Growing

Health

80%

Program participants report increased produce consumption

3,593

Program participants report an increase in food security

96%

Market shoppers said it was easier to access fruits and vegetables

Equipping Community Partners

5

Neighborhood affordable food markets developed

7

Food justice and equality workshops facilitated

140

Neighbors involved in community organizing & engagement activities

More Program Feedback 

93%

of shoppers reported that they eat more fruits and vegetables because of the Fresh Markets

70%

of Refresh Now participants reported visiting the E.R. less often

86%

of Refresh Now participants reported feeling better able to self-manage their chronic disease