Frequently Asked Questions
How will I collect donations?
Each walker will be registered online this year. If you need assistance with registration, you can reach out to Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-747-0988. Once you are registered you will have an online fundraising page that you can use to ask for donations. If fundraising online is not your thing, that is ok! We encourage you to connect via phone or email with people in your community, and they can send all donations directly to Access of West Michigan, 1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
Do I have to walk in order to raise money?
No. While walking is encouraged, if you would like to create a fundraising page and come up with a creative option to encourage people to support the Walk for Good Food and a thriving food system for all during this time, we welcome you to do so!
What is the purpose of having a team if we are walking individually or with our household?
We are grateful for our team captains and recruiters who work hard to build teams for the Walk for Good Food. Team captains help to recruit more people to participate and help to create a sense of comradery. While walking apart from each other, you can still share a team goal and create fun activities and milestones together. One team this year is walking in honor of a member of their congregation who had been involved in the Walk for many years. Think creatively about what can bring your team together during this time.
Where do I walk?
In your Neighborhood!
Because COVID-19 continues to be pervasive in our community, we are once again hosting the Walk in a“virtual” format, following CDC and local Health Department guidelines, and encouraging you to walk in your own neighborhoods with your own households and keep a 6-foot social distance from those around you.
When do I walk?
Anytime between May 2 and May 12. On May 2 we’ll be posting fun kickoff activities on our social media channels. You have ten days to complete your walk. You can do it all at once or make it into a ten–day walking challenge! It’s up to you. Share your ideas with us and we’ll share them with others.
Why continue the Walk for Good Food?
We all know that right now things are very uncertain. We are feeling it too. The Walk is an important fundraiser for the work Access of West Michigan does and supports ten other organizations in our community who are actively working to address food security and poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our neighbors and the non-profits who work alongside them, and we cannot stop our support. Support from the Walk will go to organizations that are responding right now. We also believe that the Walk provides a unique way for the community to focus on positive and unified action while tangibly offering help to non-profits offering critical services. This pandemic has made many companies and events be reinvented and reimagined in order to continue and we are proud to do that here.