The Rapidian

Food Justice

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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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan, about bringing employment to the youth of the Creston neighborhood, and how urban farming is changing the way we look...

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Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive lived up to its name. On Saturday, letter carriers collected more than 108,000 pounds of food donated by Grand Rapids residents. The food was given to Feeding America West Michigan. That was a...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year. On May 14, letter carriers...

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Amazing Women of Color to lead OKT events

by (OKT)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

As part of its Women of Color strategy, Our Kitchen Table is bringing some amazing women to Grand Rapids to educate and inspire.  May 12: Detroit food justice and media activist, Lottie V. Spady will facilitate OKT's Women of Color Cook,...

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

by (Lance Kraai)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

I’m convinced that the ideology of capitalism is the ultimate root cause of the dysfunction of our diseased food system. Addressing food system work without this acknowledgement will only lead to shallow short term solutions. Capitalism has...

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Women of Color Cook Eat & Talk: How White Allies Can Help Undo Racism

by (OKT)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is merging two of its mainstay event series, Cook, Eat & Talk and Women of Color Convenings into one series offered quarterly during 2016. Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk kicks off with an exciting program facilitated...

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Women of Color Cook Eat & Talk: How white allies can help undo racism

by (OKT)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is merging two of its mainstay event series, "Cook, Eat & Talk and Women of Color Convenings" into one series offered quarterly during 2016. "Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk" ...

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