Strengthen efforts to assure a safe, abundant food supply and clean water in the face of climate change by advancing community food sovereignty and promoting food system resilience – land, water and health – in the Upper Midwest through core support of the Fresh Taste funder/practitioner network
Increase healthy living opportunities by providing technical assistance, coordination and developing models on climate smart agricultural production to help communities become food resilient and sovereign in the face of climate change
Provide funds to sponsor a charitable event, the Advancing Justice Conference, to enable Midwest Asian American and Pacific Islanders to share information and learn about opportunities that affect their communities
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.