The Access Hunger Walk on May 7 was a great success, attracting over 600 walkers and raising over $65,000 as of the walk day, which will help support 20 local and international organizations working towards eliminating poverty and food insecurity.
Participants of the 40th Annual Hunger Walk event enjoyed food from the Blue Spoon Food Truck, music from musical guests Standing Sun and Conrad Shock + The Noise, face painting, bouncy house fun and much more. The walk route this year wound through downtown Grand Rapids, where walkers could enjoy some of the most beautiful sights the city has to offer.
Money is still rolling in, and interested individuals and businesses are encouraged to continue donating to help the organization reach its goal of $110,000. Funds will be accepted until July 1.
Cash and checks should go to: Access of West Michigan, 1700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
All checks should be made to: Access Hunger Walk.
Donations are also accepted through Access of West Michigan’s online portal. Proceeds enable the agency to continue supporting and help build just food systems for the community.
Recipients of this year’s proceeds are:
- Access of West Michigan
- Asian Community Outreach
- Baxter Community Center
- Church World Services
- Community Ministries Program – Trinity UMC
- Heartside Gleaning Initiative
- Hope Farms GR
- Kent County Food Policy Council
- Meals on Wheels Western Michigan (MOWWM)
- North End Community Ministry Organization
- Our Kitchen Table
- Plainsong Farm Ministry
- SECOM Resource Center
- The Pantry
- United Methodist Community House
- Urban Roots
- Westminster Presbyterian Church
- World Renew