THE ACCESS HUNGER WALK IS NOW THE ACCESS WALK FOR GOOD FOOD
Why the Name Change? “Hunger” can be hard to define and even harder to solve. While feeding people to address hunger is important, the goal of the Walk has been to fund organizations that are addressing root causes of food insecurity and poverty. The name change more accurately reflects the mission of the organizations that receive funding from the Walk as we together seek to cultivate a Good Food System. Namely, a system in which healthy (food that provides nourishment and enables people to thrive), fair (food that no one along the production line was exploited during its creation), affordable (food that all people have access to , and green (food that was produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable) food are available to all.
We enlist the people in our community to raise awareness and financial support for local nonprofits whose work fall under our Good Food Systems values and ranges from community gardening projects, food systems policy work, nutrition programs, food pantries and gleaning programs, to food justice and community development initiatives. These organizations are not only meeting immediate needs, but are working to create a just, healthy, and sustainable food system.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is one of the Walk recipients. OKT invites you to support the Walk in one of three ways:
- Join the Our Kitchen Table Team. Email media@OKTjustice.org and ask us to register you.
- Pledge support to one of our walkers.
Make a personal donation or ask your place of business to be an OKT corporate supporter. You can fullfill your sponsorship online or mail your check to Our Kitchen Table, 334 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.