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.
The demand for local meats, poultry, dairy, and eggs in Michigan is growing. In this article, Noel Bielaczyc of the Michigan Meat Network explains how the network is helping producers bring local meat to the table.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit. This one-day event is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in advancing health and economic development through Michigan food systems. The Summit will be held on October 28, 2016 at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University. Register today!
A unique Traverse City youth program, “The Quest,” uses creative expression to help youth connect to the local food movement and find their voices for change. Come see The Quest performance in person at the Good Food Summit on October 28!
Feeding America® estimates that in 2014, 14 percent of households in the United States were “food insecure”— they did not have access to a sufficient level of affordable and nutritious food. At the same time, 25 percent to 40 percent of all food grown, processed, and transported within the U.S. is never consumed.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Announces $2 Million in Support for Regional Food System
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan this week announced it will award $2 million in grants to 20 programs designed to improve healthy food access for children and seniors in southeast Michigan. The grants are part of a 2-year regional initiative called Healthy Food Connect, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the Community Foundation.