WALK FOR GOOD FOOD - IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Thank you for your support!

We are thrilled to share with you that The Walk for Good Food – In Your Neighborhood raised $121,000 to support the work of Access of West Michigan and seven other organizations working to create a thriving food system. This was 45% over our original of $85,000. We are thankful for the gifts received from over 1,400 donors, and hundreds of walkers who made this possible. Each and every gift made a difference during an uncertain time for all of us.

The additional funding raised will be put to good use during these challenging times. Our Kitchen Table will use funds to support their South East Farmer’s Market, while The SECOM Resource Center shared excitement over how the added funds will support their community garden program. Additional funds were also provided to UCOM, The Kent County Food Policy Council, North End Wellness Coalition, and The Revive and Thrive Project. Each organization that received funding aligns with the belief that Good Food is defined as:

· 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)

Though inequities in our food system were present already, we have seen them amplified as many in our community have been impacted by COVID-19 through loss of income, access to meals, and more. We thank our community for recognizing that we need a Good Food System that functions for everyone, both in times of crisis and for the years ahead.

While we weren’t able to gather downtown for our typical walk- we loved seeing everyone’s photos (see some below!) of their walks in their neighborhoods. Thank you for staying safe with us during the COVID-19 Pandemic and making adjustments!

Thank you 2020 Walk For Good Food Sponsors!

Harvester

Grower

The Local Church

We seek to be transformed by the Scriptures, love and serve the people in Grand Rapids. Our hope is modeled after Jesus’ prayer, that God’s will would be done in Grand Rapids as it is in Heaven. We are a church for the city.

Spectrum Health

We are committed to offering a unique solution tailored for you. We focus on your needs and on healing the whole you. We listen to our patients. We consider their physical and emotional needs, extending essential financial education and assistance when necessary.

Sprout Tender

Meijer
Morgan Stanley: Tim Oberle
Deer Creek Farms: Cathy Stevens
KCI Printing
Fifth Third Bank
National Heritage Academies

Seed Planter

Express Employment Professionals
Saint Mark's Outreach Ministry:
Pam Stevenson/Sue York
Noble Family Foundation:
Nancy Dodge
SJA Solutions
Edenz

Ground Breaker

WMIB Inc., Biggby Coffee
Walker, Fluke, & Sheldon
Watermark Investment Services
The People's Farm LLC
Central Michigan Paper
Smith & Company Inc.

WALK FOR GOOD FOOD 2020 PHOTO GALLERY