This post is part of a series of interviews of recipient agencies for the Access of West Michigan 2021 Walk for Good Food. This year, we have 13 in total, each with their own role in creating a thriving Good Food system in West Michigan. Read below to see why Good Food is important to their work, and check out our website at accessofwestmichigan.org/walk to learn more or to walk with us!
AWM: how would you describe your organization — what is your mission and what work do you do towards that mission?
WDFP: Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the disciplines of prayer, worship, learning, and service, we will:
Cultivate a community of safety and inclusion that renews and liberates us for greater risk and a deeper commitment to Christ.
Repent of our own complicity in the world’s injustice and live toward new, more equitable forms of common life, both locally and globally.
Pursue our Christian identity through encountering the Word of God, delighting in the wonder of God’s creation, and sharing the stories of God’s grace in our lives.
By God’s grace, we will embrace the way of the cross and claim our hope in the resurrection. So long as any of God’s people still need liberation, Christ’s mission, and thus ours, has not been fulfilled.
AWM: why is Good Food important to your organization?
WDFP: We want our clients to have access to fair, healthy and affordable foods
AWM: how does the Good Food Systems goal (of fair, healthy, green, and affordable food) impact the way that your organization sees its mission or does its work?
WDFP: We strive to offer balanced healthy foods in an environment that promotes dignity and respect.
AWM: what would you like to see come out of this year’s Walk for Good Food?
WDFP: More awareness on how to get involved locally
you can find more information about the Westminster Downtown Food Pantry on their webpage at https://westminstergr.org/food-pantry/