Increase the percentage of vulnerable children and families with access to healthy good food by enabling Michigan Good Food Fund to support Michigan healthy food-related enterprises through a program-related investment
Increase access to fresh, healthy foods in low access areas throughout Michigan through the use of financing tools by developing the program criteria and marketing plan of the Michigan Healthy Food Fund
Increase breastfeeding and encourage new social norms within congregations and communities for breastfeeding by using the influence of African American congregations to promote and expand community support for mothers
“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.