Walk Funding Recipient Organizations

This year’s walk provided funding for the organizations listed below. Each of the organizations funded are a part of a collaborative movement to create a thriving food system for all people in our community.

The work of organizations funded by the Walk ranges from community gardening and nutrition programs, food pantries and meal programs, to food justice and community development initiatives. Each organization 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)

Read more about each of the organizations that received funding below, and lick on their logo to link to their own website!
Access of West Michigan

Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, Access strengthens and develops wholistic solutions to poverty by cultivating equitable systems through education and collaboration.

Baxter Community Center

A community resource center in the heart of the Baxter Neighborhood

New City Neighbors

Empowering youth to reach their full potential- through urban farming we are providing employment and empowering opportunities for youth, providing healthy food for our neighbors, and preparing a table where all are welcome to gather and form relationships with a nourishing meal.

The Green Apple

The mission of the Green Apple is to provide healthy food options by feeding our neighbors today while empowering them for tomorrow.

Kent County Food Policy Council

Our mission is to advocate for and promote a Good Food system in Kent County.

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North End Wellness Coalition

The work of NEWC is to connect organizations and individuals to increase opportunities for healthy living and mental wellness throughout the Creston and Belknap Neighborhoods.

Our Kitchen Table

A grass-roots, nonprofit organization serving the communities of greater Grand Rapids, Our Kitchen Table (OKT) seeks to promote social justice and serve as a vehicle that empowers our neighbors so that they can improve their health and environment, and the health and environment of their children, through information, community organizing and advocacy.

Trinity United Methodist Church Community Ministries Program

Our mission is to provide a safe place in our community for children and families to learn and grow

SECOM Resource Center

To give help and hope to our Neighbors by empowering families to achieve their full potential through healthy living, education and economic opportunities.

St. Mark's Breakfast Program

We are an inclusive community of faith, reflecting Christ’s love, ministering to all who hunger in body, mind and spirit.

UCOM

United Church Outreach Ministry values individuals and builds community in southwestern Kent County by providing material and educational assistance to meet basic needs, improve quality of life, and promote self-sufficiency.