Thank you for all your support for the Walk for Good Food 2021 - donations will be accepted through June 30th

What if everyone in our community could have equal access to food that nourishes, creates good jobs, is affordable, and treats the earth well as it is produced? We believe it’s possible. That’s why we joined together to Walk for Good from May 2-12. You can still join us by making a donation through June 30.
By walking, raising funds, and donating you supported Access of West Michigan plus 13 additional local organizations working to create a Good Food System for everyone in our community! 

WE’VE GOT FOOD ISSUES
West Michigan is brimming with food assistance organizations, but our community continues to acknowledge “hunger” as a constant threat to children, families, and seniors. For the last four decades, emergency food providers have been the main response to hunger and food insecurity. But a charity food system focused on things like “security” and “relief” cannot address deep injustice in the food system, remedy health disparities, or grow community-driven solutions. We need a new approach. 

WHAT IS A GOOD FOOD SYSTEM?
Access envisions a thriving community where all residents have access to healthy and affordable local food. Good Food Systems approach this vision by investing finances and relational capital into our local food economy, growing health equity to reduce health disparities, and supporting community power. Good Food, as defined by the Michigan Good Food Charter, is food that is fair – no one along the supply chain was exploited for its creation, green – it was produced in an environmentally sustainable manner, healthy – it provides nourishment and enables people to thrive, and affordable – all people have access to it.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WALK OR MAKING A DONATION?
If you cannot find an answer to a question on our website, contact Walk for Good Food Director, Alaina Dobkowski, at alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org or 616-747-0988. 

Thank you 2021 Walk For Good Food Sponsors!

Harvester

Andy J. Egan Co., Inc.
SpartanNash

Grower

Spectrum Health
The Local Church

Sprout Tender

Meijer
TFC Bank
Huntington Bank
Fifth Third Bank
East Brook Homes
Independent Bank
Omega Marketing

Seed Planter

Express Employment Professionals
The Center For Physical Rehabilitation
Gale Plumbing & Hydronics, Inc
Pivotal Plants
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Deer Creek Farms: Cathy Stevens
Kent County Health Department
Dr. Domenico S. Ausiello Family Practice & Geriatrics
Anonymous

Ground Breaker

WMIB Inc., Biggby Coffee
The People's Farm LLC
Field and Fire Bakery and Café
Cover Quest
Tim and Christina Swiney
Ambrose at WMCAT
KCI
Nutcase Vegan Meats
Walker, Fluke, & Sheldon, PLC
Harold Mast Consulting
Catalyst Partners

WALK FOR GOOD FOOD 2020 PHOTO GALLERY

For more information Contact Alaina Dobkowski at alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org