Neighborhood meeting to address dangerous chemicals contaminating Hall/Madison neighborhood

Come to the LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE, for a community meeting Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to learn about the investigation and clean up of dangerous chemicals in the Hall St. and Madison Ave. area.

epa-se-gr-updated-mapRepresentatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) along with a doctor and fellow residents will take questions from the community.

Bring your neighbors and your questions! Contact us at 616.451.9140 with any questions.

OKT creates combined 2017 “Healthy Happenings” calendar

Our Kitchen Table has contacted several area organizations doing food and wellness work  to create a combined calendar that shares their community events. Here it is! Feel free to share! For a printable .pdf version, click here. Thank you Baxter Community Center, Urban Roots, Well House, Oakdale Neighbors and others for joining us in this effort!

2017 combined calendar Online rev.

OKT seeks corporate sponsors for Access Hunger Walk

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Would your business be interested in sponsoring the 40th Annual Access Hunger Walk? As a hunger Walk recipient, Our Kitchen Table will be directly supported by your contribution. OKT will use Huger Walk monies to fund the 2017 Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. to arrange sponsorship, email

Corporate sponsorship is also a great way to raise awareness about your business throughout the greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

The minimum corporate sponsorship amount is $150. Sponsorships up to $2,000 go directly to OKT. Sponsorships of $2,000 and more will be split between OKT and the general Walk fund. Commitment from sponsors must be submitted to Access no later than March 20, 2017 to secure corporate benefits. Sponsorships will be accepted after this date, but the business will not be given any benefits.

The Walk brings together more than 600 walkers, 100 congregations and others, like OKT.  Donations to the walk support 20 local and international nonprofits working to create a thriving food system, a food system that provides all people access to healthy, affordable food.

Click here to view the full  Sponsorship Packet for Participant Organizations.