Affordable Farm Market Highlight: The Green Apple

Affordable Farm Market Highlight: The Green Apple

Over the last six months we have been highlighting an affordable farm market that is a part of the HAELFS Collaborative. HAELFS stands for Health, Access, and Equity in our Local Food System. The Collaborative is finishing its third year and includes five pantry resource centers. Since the collaborative has begun, each partner site has…

When Crisis Mode Becomes the Norm: Interrupting a System of Emergency with a System of Justice

When Crisis Mode Becomes the Norm: Interrupting a System of Emergency with a System of Justice

West Michigan is known for its deeply rooted and abundant philanthropy. In the food access sector we have hundreds of non-profits, churches, and agencies working to address hunger and food insecurity via an emergency charity food system that is now over four decades old.   As the global pandemic hit our local community, food access organizations that existed before COVID-19, and those that…

Walk for Good Food 2020 Sponsor: The Local Church

Walk for Good Food 2020 Sponsor: The Local Church

The Local Church is a Grower Sponsor for the Walk for Good Food 2020 ($2,500) and a valued partner of Access of West Michigan. Pictured above is the 2019 Local Church Walk team (this year social distancing measures are put in place as we walk in our neighborhoods with our households). Thanks so much for your continued…

Walk for Good Food 2020 Lead Sponsor: SpartanNash
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Walk for Good Food 2020 Lead Sponsor: SpartanNash

SpartanNash is the leading sponsor for the Walk for Good Food 2020 (Harvester Sponsor, $5,000) and a valued partner of Access of West Michigan. We asked SpartanNash to share with us about their mission, services offered to the community, how COVID-19 has impacted them, and why they choose to support Access and the Walk for Good…

Walk for Good Food 2020: North End Wellness Coalition

Walk for Good Food 2020: North End Wellness Coalition

Walk for Good Food 2020 Blog Series: In celebration of the Walk for Good Food, Access will be posting interviews with the non-profit organizations that are receiving funding from this years Walk. Read below about why Good Food (food that is healthy, fair, affordable, and green) is important to their work. Eight organizations receive funding…

Walk for Good Food 2020: Revive & Thrive Project

Walk for Good Food 2020: Revive & Thrive Project

Walk for Good Food 2020 Blog Series: In celebration of the Walk for Good Food, Access will be posting interviews with the non-profit organizations that are receiving funding from this years Walk. Read below about why Good Food (food that is healthy, fair, affordable, and green) is important to their work. Eight organizations receive funding…

Walk for Good Food 2020: Our Kitchen Table

Walk for Good Food 2020: Our Kitchen Table

Walk for Good Food 2020 Blog Series: In celebration of the Walk for Good Food, Access will be posting interviews with the non-profit organizations that are receiving funding from this years Walk. Read below about why Good Food (food that is healthy, fair, affordable, and green) is important to their work. Eight organizations receive funding…

Walk for Good Food 2020: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Walk for Good Food 2020: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Walk for Good Food 2020 Blog Series: In celebration of the Walk for Good Food, Access will be posting interviews with the non-profit organizations that are receiving funding from this years Walk. Read below about why Good Food (food that is healthy, fair, affordable, and green) is important to their work. Eight organizations receive funding…

Honey Pot Company: The Importance of Supporting Women & Black-Owned Businesses

Honey Pot Company: The Importance of Supporting Women & Black-Owned Businesses

Honoring Black History Series: As a part of our commitment to honor black history, Access team members have been sharing about businesses, books, literature, stories, podcasts, films, songs, or pieces of art created by black authors, leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists that have impacted us.  Niki Perkins, Director of Congregation Connections shares about the importance of…

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Honoring Black History Series: As a part of our commitment to honor black history, Access team members will be sharing about businesses, books, literature, stories, podcasts, films, songs, or pieces of art created by black authors, leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists that have impacted us. Christina Swiney, Co-Executive Director shares reflections on The Warmth of Other…