OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
2022 Annual Report
Every Tuesday at noon our whole staff gathers around our conference table to meet. This time is a space for us to not only check-in on our projects and programs, but also dream together about how to work towards a community rooted in equitable systems through education, collaboration, and innovation. We are grateful for how creative and committed our team is to working alongside our community partners to develop new solutions to address old problems. As you read these pages you’ll see the evidence of our work together as we lean more deeply into our values of shared leadership, antiracism, collaboration, and equity.
Poet Langston Hughes writes, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” We are holding fast to our dream for a community where all people have access to good, culturally relevant food, no matter their zip code or income level. We are holding fast to the dream that affordable housing will be available in our community, and families will no longer be faced with the instability and stress of rising housing costs. We are holding fast to the dream that people throughout Michigan will overcome misconceptions about poverty, resulting in compassion and action.