The Charter: A Vision and Roadmap

The Michigan Good Food Charter is a roadmap for a food system that is rooted in local communities and centered on good food. The charter outlines six goals to advance the vision by 2020.

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News

  • Food Access Opportunities within MI Food Retail Industry

    Food Access Opportunities within MI Food Retail Industry

    The food retail industry in Michigan is critical to improving food access for its residents. Residents who struggle with food access typically live in remote rural areas or poor urban neighborhoods where stores with healthy food options either do not exist or are too far away to conveniently access. 

  • Fair Food Pledge protects Michigan Farm Workers

    Fair Food Pledge protects Michigan Farm Workers

    Agriculture is a key sector of Michigan’s economy. Nationally, Michigan is the second highest producing state of fresh produce in the U.S. Michigan farmers commonly hire migrant and seasonal laborers to harvest produce through a federal guest worker visa program.

  • Cracking the Code Bronson Healthcare’s Journey to Local Eggs

    Cracking the Code Bronson Healthcare’s Journey to Local Eggs

    Since 2008, Grant Fletcher, the System Director of Healthy Living and Sustainability at Bronson has been changing the way the health system sources food for patients and employees at Bronson Healthcare. Fletcher, recently decided to take on a new challenge: sourcing all eggs from local producers. 

  • Seed Grants Now Available for Local Food Councils

    Seed Grants Now Available for Local Food Councils

    The Michigan Local Food Council Network (MLFCN) has announced a second round of its Seed Grant program. The Seed Grant program was developed for existing and developing Michigan local food councils, including food policy councils.

  • Michigan Good Food Fund Tops $10.5 Million Milestone In Statewide Good Food Investments

    Michigan Good Food Fund Tops $10.5 Million Milestone In Statewide Good Food Investments

    Six food enterprises in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Southeast Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula received financing from the Michigan Good Food Fund, marking more than $10.5 million in investments since its launch two years ago.