“Hunger” can be hard to define and even harder to solve. While feeding people to address hunger is important, the goal of the Walk is to fund organizations, like The Pantry, that are addressing root causes of food insecurity and poverty and reflect the mission of the organizations that receive funding from the Walk as we together seek to cultivate a Good Food System– defined as a system in which food that is 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), and green (produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable) is available to all.
The Walk is made possible through the participation of over 600 individual walkers, over 70 congregations, and 30 corporate sponsors. This year the Walk will fund The Pantry and 13 other local organizations, meaning that contributing to this one cause ripples to positively impact 14 non-profits and goes on to effect thousands of Kent County neighbors.
The Access of West Michigan annual 5k Walk for Good Food is set to take place on May 3rd in downtown Grand Rapids, and promises an afternoon of movement for a great cause. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. at Park Church (10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids) and will include activities from chalk drawing to live music to photo booths to face painting, accompanied by Goodwill’s Blue Spoon Food Truck. The Walk kicks off at 3:30 p.m.
Follow the link below to join our team, The Green Apple! Aren’t able to walk? Don’t fret, you can still support The Pantry by sponsoring our team! If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Wyngarden at LaurenWyngarden@thegreenapplepantry.org or call 616.455.9411
Please share the word! More walkers = a greater impact = more food security for our neighbors!
Learn more at http://accessofwestmichigan.org/walk/