Join the New City Neighbors Walk for Good Food Team!
This Spring we have shifted our focus from New City Run (our past fundraiser) to joining together with others in our community for the Access of West Michigan Walk for Good Food. We are thankful for partners who are working for a healthy and just food system.
New City Neighbors is a recipient organization of the walk, which means that a portion of the funds raised will be awarded to our organization. We encourage you to join our team as we raise funds and awareness!
The Access Walk for Good Food (formerly the Hunger Walk) is on May 6, 2018. This year’s overall fundraising goal is $110,000, which will support several agencies (including us!) in the area that work to address the root causes of food insecurity and poverty by transitioning from typical charitable models into integrating Good Food System (healthy, green, fair, affordable) models upholding community organized and equity-focused efforts, health and nutrition standards, and overall movement toward food sovereignty.
At New City Neighbors we support efforts to create a good food system. New City Farm is a part of Access of West Michigan’s Farm to Pantry Program, which creates opportunities for food pantries to purchase farm shares from us. This program not only supports local farmers (including our youth employees!), but also creates opportunities for healthy, naturally grown produce to be available for families in need. This year we are excited to be partnering with The Other Way Ministries and NECM food pantries and Co-Op Programs.
Ways you can get involved:
- Join our team as a walker! Register on the website, choosing New City Neighbors as your team. Also, fill out the form below that will let us know that you’re going to be there!
- Help us find corporate sponsors! Any corporate sponsorship funds raised will go directly to New City Neighbors (up to $2,000 per sponsorship). Do you know of a business who may want to sponsor our participation? Check out the sponsorship package and benefits, and fill out the form below to let Alaina know if you have a lead!
- Volunteer for the walk! There are lots of opportunities to volunteer the day of the event. Fill out the form below to let Alaina know you’d like to volunteer. We need five volunteers to join our team!