Join us for our 45th Annual Walk for Good Food

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2PM TO 4PM: IN-PERSON KICK OFF AT BRIGGS PARK
This year’s event will include an in-person kick-off event at Briggs Park (324 Knapp St NE, 49505). The event will include t-shirt pick up, light refreshments, routes for walking, and children’s activities. Stay tuned as more details will be shared in the days to come.

Click here for a map of the event & walking routes

Click here to volunteer at the Kick Off

MAY 1 – MAY 11: WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
In the past two years we’ve found that many loved engaging in the Walk by gathering in their own community or walking on their own. So, we have started a new tradition! You and/or your team do not have to attend the in-person event to participate.

MAKE A DONATION

Support the event overall, a walker, or a team.

REGISTER TO WALK

To register you create a fundraising page for your walk.

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Does your business or organization want to sponsor?

WALKER RESOURCES & FAQS

Media resources and details for how to participate.

WALK ORGANIZATIONS

The Walk is supporting 11 organizations in their work.

What if everyone in our community could have equal access to food that nourishes, creates good jobs, is affordable, and treats the earth well as it is produced? We believe it’s possible. 

Join us for the 45th Annual Walk for Good Food (formerly known as the Hunger Walk) as we continue to work to transform our food system together. By walking, raising funds, and donating you support Access of West Michigan plus ten local organizations working to create a Good Food System for everyone in our community! 

SUNDAY, MAY 1 FROM 2 TO 4PM: IN-PERSON KICK OFF AT BRIGGS PARK
This year’s event will include an in-person kick-off event at Briggs Park (324 Knapp St NE, 49505) from 2 to 4pm. The event will include t-shirt pick up, light refreshments, routes for walking, and children’s activities. Click here for a map of the event and walking routes.

MAY 1 – MAY 11: WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
In the past two years we’ve found that many loved engaging in the Walk by gathering in their own community or walking on their own. So, we have started a new tradition! You and/or your team do not have to attend the in-person event to participate.

You can join the cause by signing up to create a team, joining us an individual walker, or by making a donation.

OUR APPROACH TO CREATING A GOOD FOOD SYSTEM FOR ALL
West Michigan is brimming with food assistance organizations, but our community continues to acknowledge “hunger” as a constant threat to children, families, and seniors. For the last four decades, emergency food providers have been the main response to hunger and food insecurity. But a charity food system focused on things like “security” and “relief” cannot address deep injustice in the food system, remedy health disparities, or grow community-driven solutions. We need a new approach. 
If you cannot find an answer to a question on our website, contact Alaina Dobkowski, at alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org or 616-747-0988.

Access envisions a thriving community where all residents have access to healthy and affordable local food. Good Food Systems approach this vision by investing finances and relational capital into our local food economy, growing health equity to reduce health disparities, and supporting community power. Good Food, as defined by the Michigan Good Food Charter, is food that is fair – no one along the supply chain was exploited for its creation, green – it was produced in an environmentally sustainable manner, healthy – it provides nourishment and enables people to thrive, and affordable – all people have access to it.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WALK OR MAKING A DONATION? 
Contact Alaina Dobkowski, by phone: 616-747-0988 or by email: alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org.

Join the Walk for Good Food as an Event Sponsor!

Harvester

Grower

Sprout Tender

Seed Planter

Ground Breaker

Walker, Fluke, and Sheldon

Bloom Credit Union

Intandem Credit Union

Tim & Christina Swiney

Biggby Coffee

Thrivzen

Kingma's Market

THE PLAYGROUNDgr

Smith & Company, Inc.

Watermark Services

PREVIOUS WALK FOR GOOD FOOD PHOTO GALLERY

For more information Contact Alaina Dobkowski at alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org

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