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“Hunger Walk” now the “Walk for Good Food”

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Access Walk for Good Food
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Access of West Michigan has again designated Our Kitchen Table to receive funds from its annual Access Walk for Good Food! OKT is thrilled that these funds will again be available to help fund our management of the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. The Walk prioritizes organizations seeking to transition from typical charitable models into models upholding community organized and equity-focused efforts, health and nutrition standards and overall movement toward food sovereignty.

Formerly the Access Hunger Walk, the Walk for Good Food changed its name because “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 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), and green (produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable) is available to all.

OKT is more than a recipient of funds from the Walk. Our staff and supporters play a number of vital roles in making the Walk a success. We attend monthly planning meetings, help recruit walkers and donors from Grand Rapids area congregations and businesses, publicize the event via our website, social media and e-newsletters, and recruit walkers and volunteers for the event.

 

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OKT thanks its 37 Access Hunger Walk team members and sponsors!

logo1Our Kitchen Table extends a huge thank you to the following Access Hunger Walk team members who came out to help raise funds to fight hunger – and support the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. Check out our photos below!

As coordinators of the logistics committee, OKT also recruited Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss and GRPS Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal to speak during the opening of the event.

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OKT needs you! Join us at the Access Hunger Walk!

logo1OKT is still recruiting walkers and volunteers for the Access Hunger Walk — but the deadline is almost here. PLEASE …

  • Walk with us: Join Team OKT today! You can reply to this email or register directly on the ACCESS website.

  • Sponsor Team OKT: Check out the sponsorship levels on the ACCESS website.

On Sunday, May 1, the 39th Annual Access Hunger Walk 2016 will bring more than one thousand walkers and volunteers — including walkers and volunteers from OKT. Funds are distributed for pantry assistance, emergency meals, special project grants for innovative programs addressing hunger and poverty in Kent County and international development programs. OKT’s Southeast Area Farmers’ Market receives funds directly from the Hunger Walk. The walk starts off with a 2 p.m. check-in at Park Church, 10 E Park Place.  If you have any questions, email Stelle atOKTable1@gmail.com.

Join the OKT Hunger Walk Team!

Email OKT’s event manager, Regina Davis, to join our team!  events@oktjustice.org

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, OKT will take part in the ACCESS of West Michigan 37th Annual Hunger Walk. Registration’s at 1p.m. The walk starts at 1:30 p.m.  at Park Church, 10 East Park Place NE in downtown Grand Rapids. After winding through Heritage Hill, down Wealthy Street, through the East Hills neighborhood and along Cherry Street, walkers will return downtown.

This 5K walk raises awareness and funds in response to local and worldwide need. Funds are distributed for pantry assistance, emergency meals, urban gardening, farmers market initiatives for the income-challenged, seniors and international development. The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market receives funds from the walk.

This event brings more than 1,000 walkers and volunteers to the area. Anyone who wants to join the fight against hunger and poverty is welcome!

Find additional information, contact Jennifer at jennifer@accessofwestmichigan.org or 284-4703.

You are invited to join the OKT Hunger Walk Team

Join OKT Saturday, May 4, 2013 for the 36th Annual ACCESS of West Michigan Hunger Walk! Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. We will begin at 207 E Fulton (First United Methodist Church) and wind through Heritage Hill, down Wealthy Street, through the East Hills Neighborhood and along Cherry Street before returning downtown.

The 5K Hunger Walk raises awareness and funds in response to local and worldwide need. Funds are distributed for pantry assistance, emergency meals, urban gardening and farmers market initiatives for low income people, assistance for seniors, and international development programs.

This event will bring over one thousand walkers and volunteers to the area. Anyone who wants to join the fight against hunger and poverty is welcome!

Find out how your congregation, business, family and friends can get involved! Contact Cassidy at cassidy@accessofwestmichigan.org or 284-4702 for more information.

EMail us directly  to let us know if you want to be part of the OKT team!