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Be a hero. Fight hunger.


This event is family-friendly!

  • Participants are encouraged to dress up like their favorite super hero!
  • Fun activities for families!

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A band of one thousand heroes will come together this May to take a stand against hunger in the 36th Annual Access Hunger Walk.

Mayor Heartwell led the start of the walk in 2012.

Mayor Heartwell led the start of the walk in 2012.

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Every community needs a hero. Someone with courage that will rise to the challenge. Someone with energy and excitement. Someone with dedication and a heart ready to serve. Will you be a hero?

A band of one thousand heroes will come together this May to take a stand against hunger. The annual Access Hunger Walk brings together 24 hunger-fighting agencies for a family-friendly 5k walk beginning in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Registration starts at 8:00am and the Walk starts at 8:30am. The walk starts at 207 E Fulton (First United Methodist Church) and winds through Heritage Hill, down Wealthy Street, through the East Hills Neighborhood, along Cherry Street before returning downtown.

We will walk to raise funds and awareness 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.

Anyone who wants to join the fight against hunger and poverty is welcome! Grab your cape and join us. Uniting together, we can be heroes in our community.

Find out how your congregation, business, family and friends can get involved!

Email Cassidy at, call her at 284-4702 or visit for more information.

Be a hero. Fight hunger.



Access of West Michigan

Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, the mission of Access is to be a faith-based leader in linking congregational, individual, and community resources to eliminate hunger and reduce the impact of poverty in Kent County. We provide a place for the community to act--for those with resources and talents to interact and problem-solve with the big issues of poverty and people in need. Our services fall under three initiatives: Hunger Response, Congregation Connections, and Poverty Education.

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