THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL WALK!
This year’s walk was a great success and we are so thankful for those who came out to join us. We were joined by over 750 walkers and were able to raise over $43,100 on the day of the walk, which brought us to a grand total of $112,000!
THIS YEAR'S TOP 10 WALK TEAMS
- Dominican Chapel Marywood $19,124.17
- Luke’s Lutheran Church $5,123.00
- United Methodist Community House $4,209.40
- Grand Rapids International Fellowship Church $3,377.00
- Mark’s Episcopal Church $3,238.00
- Calvin CRC $3,200
- Faith United Methodist Church $2,457.30
- Westminster Presbyterian Church $2,360.00
- Fuller Ave CRC $2,306.00
- Masjid At-Tawheed $2,142.00
THE ACCESS HUNGER WALK IS NOW
THE ACCESS WALK FOR GOOD FOOD
WHY THE NAME CHANGE?
“Hunger” can be hard to define and even harder to solve. While feeding people to address hunger is important, the goal of the Walk has been to fund organizations that are addressing root causes of food insecurity and poverty. The name change more accurately reflects the mission of the organizations that receive funding from the Walk as we together seek to cultivate a Good Food System. Namely, a system in which healthy (food that provides nourishment and enables people to thrive), fair (food that no one along the production line was exploited during its creation), affordable (food that all people have access to), and green (food that was produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable) food are available to all.
We enlist the people in our community to raise awareness and financial support for local nonprofits whose work fall under our Good Food Systems values and ranges from community gardening projects, food systems policy work, nutrition programs, food pantries and gleaning programs, to food justice and community development initiatives. These organizations are not only meeting immediate needs, but are working to create a just, healthy, and sustainable food system.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENT AGENCIES
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Quote: “The Local Church GR, is proud to partner with Access West Michigan to see every person in our community have access to good food.”
–Toran Scott, Pastor at The Local Church
Mission: To leverage our expertise in food distribution and retail to develop, activate and provide impactful solutions that exceed expectations for associates, customers and partners.
Mission: Food is a basic necessity of life. When prepared and served to others, food becomes a meal. Meals provide nourishment, employment, healing, and a sense of connection among neighbors.
At Oliver, it is our mission to deliver the highest quality equipment and packaging so our neighbors can deliver more meals.
Mission: The mission of Eastbrook Homes is to delight our customers and build each home as if it were our own.
Quote: “Every homeowner deserves to live within an exceptional neighborhood in a home of incomparable value. Customers should expect uncompromising quality in their home and extraordinary service down the road. That is what my team strives to give them each and every day.” -Mick McGraw, CEO Eastbrook Homes
Mission: To assist insurance carriers and independent agencies in hiring A-level, key contributors to aid in the growth of their businesses.
Quote: “Brad, was a great Partner for me and did an amazing job pre-screening amazing candidates. I couldn’t be happier with the fantastic talent I now have after working with Brad. “
-Jeffrey Lumpp, President – Hylant / Grand Rapids
CD's Engine Service Inc.
Ground Breaker/ In-Kind
- Slow Food of West Michigan
- Grand Rapids Realty
- Art Realty
- Nutcase Vegan Meats
- Tavern on the Square
- Forest Hills Pediatrics, PC
- Central Michigan Paper
- KCI Printing
- Everything Ink
- Michigan First Credit Union
- One Trick Pony