Join OKT in the Walk for Good Food!


Click here to join or donate to the OKT walk team!
-Optional in-person kick-off event May 7 at Mulick Park.
-Walk in your neighborhood anytime between May 7 and 17.

The 2023 Access of West Michigan Walk for Good Food – In Your Neighborhood is an annual 5k walk in Grand Rapids. The goal of the Walk is to fund non-profit organizations that address issues of food access and poverty. Our Kitchen Table has been chosen as a recipient agency. Money OKT receives from the Walk will help fund the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, a walkable neighborhood market in a Grand Rapids neighborhood with little access to healthy, fresh foods.

OKT’s work, and the work of the other recipient organizations aligns with the definition of Good Food, which is 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 it)
  • Green (produced in an environmentally sustainable manner)

The work of the recipient organizations ranges from community gardening and urban farming, nutrition programs, food pantries and meal programs, to food justice and community development initiatives. Our collaborative work has a vision of a thriving Good Food system for all people.

The Walk brings non-profit organizations, businesses, congregations, farms, and individuals together to bring awareness of the great work happening in our community to address food access and poverty. By walking together we unite in vision of a Good Food system for all and broaden our shared impact for social good. Over the last 44 years, the Walk has raised millions of dollars for dozens of local and international non-profit organizations.

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? What if non-profit organizations, businesses, congregations, farms, and individuals could come together to achieve this vision?

We believe it’s possible.
That’s why we walk.
Share the vision.
Walk with us.

#Walk4GoodFood 2023

Thank you Access of West Michigan!

Our Kitchen Table has again been chosen as a recipient of funds raised by the Access of West Michigan Walk for Good Food. OKT uses these funds to support the operations of the Southeast Area Farmers Market. Stay tuned to learn how you can support the 2023 Walk for Good Food by joining a walk team, donating to OKT’s team, or becoming an OKT corporate walk sponsor.

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to our food growers, market vendors, food growing coaches, and community partners, Our Kitchen Table has one more successful growing and market season under out belts.

Special thanks to the Grand Rapids Public Schools Martin Luther King Leadership Academy for continuing to host our Program for Growth, Kentwood Glenwood Elementary for hosting a food garden, City of Grand Rapids Parks department for support of the Southeast Area Farmers Market, and the many others who contributed to the 2022 growing and market season.

Would you like to support OKT with your
end of year giving?
Gifts are tax-deductible.

Our Kitchen Table relies on grants and donations to fund its programming. If you would like to contribute,
please click on this link or email your check to:

Our Kitchen Table
334 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids MI 49507

MEJC “Tell DTE no more rate hikes!”

Last day to submit public comment is November 8th!

DTE is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) for permission to raise residential rates 8.8% – without a plan to upgrade outdated infrastructure in older communities that are majority Black, people of color, or low-income. Their plan gives millions more to investors each year, and makes it even harder for communities to switch to solar and access battery storage.Your voice makes a difference. Tell the MPSC to reject DTE’s rate hike — and support affordable, reliable, pollution-free energy.

Submit Public Comment Here!