THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN 2019!

The Walk for For Good Food 2019 was a great success!
Over 600 people gathered at Park Church in downtown Grand Rapids on a sunny May afternoon to bring awareness of the great work happening in our community to address food access and poverty. We raised over $82,000 to support the work of Access and 13 other community organizations! Thanks to everyone who has made an investment in creating a good food system for all. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR – MAY 3, 2020

Already thinking about next year and want to get involved as a sponsor, walker, team leader, or recipient agency? Contact Alaina Dobkowski at 616-774-0988 or alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org for more information. 

THE ACCESS WALK FOR GOOD FOOD

The Access Walk for Good Food is an annual 5k walk in Grand Rapids. The goal of the Walk is to fund non-profit organizations that address issues of food access and poverty. The work of these 14 organizations aligns with the definition of Good Food, which is food that is:
Healthy (provides nourishment and enables people to thrive)
Fair (no one along the production line was exploited during its creation)
Affordable (All people have access to it)
Green (produced in an environmentally sustainable manner)

The work of the 14 organizations ranges from community gardening and urban farming, nutrition programs, food pantries and meal programs, to food justice and community development initiatives. Our collaborative work has a vision of a thriving Good Food system for all people. 

The Walk brings non-profit organizations, businesses, congregations, farms, and individuals together to bring awareness of the great work happening in our community to address food access and poverty. By walking together we unite in vision of a Good Food system for all and broaden our shared impact for social good. Over the last 41 years, the Walk has raised over $6 million for dozens of local and international non-profit organizations. 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!

Our success is made in part by the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. Businesses who sponsor the walk have a unique opportunity to support a local cause and put their business name in front of thousands of potential customers throughout the event and its media coverage. Check out our sponsorship packet to find out how your business can benefit from this partnership.

HARVESTER - PRESENTING SPONSORS

A best-in-class business that feels local, where relationships matter.

A gathering of people who want to follow Jesus in a tangible way.

PLANT PRUNER

To professionally market and provide quality human resource solutions through an international franchising network that profit our associates, customers, franchisees, corporate staff, stockholders and communities in which we conduct business.

We’re an urban grocery store bringing fresh selection and 
convenience to downtown Grand Rapids. 

As the pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept,
we offer excellent customer service, low prices, quality
foods and a broad selection of national
and Meijer brand items.

The mission of the Community and Economic Development
team at Fifth Third Bank is to responsibly empower
underserved individuals, families and communities
through the delivery of responsible and innovative financial
solutions, leading to financially healthy people
and sustainable communities. 

Spectrum Health leaders model our core values of excellence, integrity, compassion,
teamwork and respect. They initiate progress in advancing the organizational goals
toward our mission of improving the health of the communities
we serve and our 2020 vision to be the national leader for health.

SPROUT TENDER

GROUND BREAKER

KCI

Michigan First Credit Union

Forest Hills Pediatric Association

One Trick Pony

The Woods

 

 

Ambrose – WMCAT

Outreach Ministry of St. Marks

Central Michigan Paper

Tater Tats