How every Michigan food pantry can partner with local farmers

Christina Barkel, the food equity specialist for Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities recently wrote an op-ed piece for “I’m thinking of a day a few years back when I witnessed something that was plain on the surface, but which was actually evidence of a micro-revolution in food access and it happened in a Traverse City parking lot. It represents a revolution that provides far healthier foods for food pantry and meal site clients, while providing economic support for farm families and communities. And what I saw that day was a change that can benefit farmers and families all across… Read More »

Honor Thy Neighbor Campaign Raises $13,000

Honor Bank’s Honor Thy Neighbor Campaign Raises $13,000 Traverse City, MI, October 26, 2022 – Honor Bank and its clients are making a positive impact on northern Michigan’s food insecurity challenges with the 2022 Honor Thy Neighbor campaign, which raised $8,000 and Honor Bank contributed an additional $5,000 for a total contribution of $13,000. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition’s Farm2 Neighbor program, along with the Bear Lake and Buckley food pantries. “The Northwest Food Coalition is excited to be chosen by Honor Bank as the recipient of their campaign. The Coalition proudly focuses on… Read More »

Food Coalition & F2N In the news

The mission of the Northwest Food Coalition is to empower member food programs by coordinating and creating resources to achieve regional food security. The Farm2Neighbor program purchases fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and distributes them to hungry neighbors through local pantries and meal sites. Both are in the news. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the U.S., the staff at Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities in Northwest Michigan met to brainstorm about what they could do in response. Read more at: Community Organizations Across America Join Forces With Farmers to Save Crops, Feed Neighbors in Need The Farm… Read More »

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