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Plainsong Farm works to catalyze a Christian food movement: "Ten acres and large questions"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

In a day and age where most people buy their food from grocery stores, there is little connection between the consumption of food and the land and work that brought the food about. Plainsong Farm, located in Rockford, Michigan and operating under a...

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New City Neighbors links good food and youth empowerment

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Life-giving food systems have far broader effects than the dinner plate.  For New City Neighbors, recognition of this has led to the integration of good food and non-profit work in order to address a need in their neighborhood: youth...

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The optimistic vision of HQ to address youth homelessness: "Our work ultimately is very human work"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

HQ is located in between downtown Grand Rapids and Heritage Hill.  At first glance, the unassuming brick building does little to distinguish itself from the red-brick road and the surrounding architecture, but a step inside reveals a space that...

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Meals on Wheels' applies specific focus to need for good food

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

The need for good food is evident and extensive. Each individual around the world requires food to survive, and systems of food that are healthy, fair, affordable, and sustainable are catalysts for flourishing communities. While this need is not...

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The permaculture perspective of Urban Roots: "We are guests in this neighborhood"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year’s name change—the Access of West Michigan Walk for Good Food replacing the Hunger Walk—seeks to do justice to the diverse approaches of the Walk’s recipient organizations to fighting food inequality and pursuing a...

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The Walk for Good Food: Access celebrates legacy of Hunger Walk with name change

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Access of West Michigan Hunger Walk is now the Access Walk for Good Food, and for good reason. The goal of the walk has not changed, but the rhetoric surrounding it has.   Provision for those in need has always been, and will always be, the...

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Comprenew becomes an e-Stewards Digital Equity Refurbishing & Recycling Partner

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI – Comprenew, a certified nonprofit electronics recycler, is part of a new e-Stewards initiative to address digital inequities in low-income communities. The Digital Equity Program incentivizes large corporate partners to...

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Catch up on Catalyst Radio, weekly public affairs program hosted by 88.1 FM WYCE

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, with multiple hosts. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Larry Ossei-Mensah at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Larry Ossei-Mensah is a New York-based...

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Hunger Walk 2017: Make a difference on Sunday afternoon stroll

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Marsha DeHollander is looking forward to joining with her community and being a part of Access 40th Annual Hunger Walk, for the 33rd time. But the Hunger Walk is just one of the many ways Grand Rapids native DeHollander has been involved in...

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