Good Food in Action

  • Billie Hickey, Kwamena Mensah and Bill Hickey at the membership drive. Image courtesy of Shakara Tyler.

    Detroit People's Food Co-op: More than Just a Grocery Store

    Published on September 1, 2014

    On July 12, 2014, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) kicked off the membership drive for the Detroit People's Food Co-op at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.

  • Photo courtesy of the Oakland Avenue Farmers Market Facebook Page.

    Oakland Avenue: Community Building through Good Food

    Published on August 5, 2014

    On Oakland Avenue in Detroit's North End, organizers are working toward the Michigan Good Food Charter's priority of expanding and increasing innovative methods to bring healthy foods to underserved areas.

  • Photo courtesy of Randy Schmeltzer, Marquette Area Public Schools.

    Marquette School Leads the Way in Healthy Vending

    Published on July 8, 2014

    If the vending machine in your building didn't offer choices you were happy with, would you go out and buy your own machine and start filling it yourself? That's just what guidance counselor Lesley Addison and a team of students from Marquette did.

  • Ben Tirrell in front of the MAEAP sign at Tirrell  Farmstead Specialties. Photo courtesy of and Tirrell Farms.

    Michigan Farms Becoming Environmentally Verified

    Published on April 14, 2014

    Farmers across Michigan take great pride in the food they produce. Farm work is a labor of love and producing the best they can is generally nothing but a given and a life-style.

  • Photo courtesy of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.

    Michigan Farm to Institution Network to Launch in April

    Published on February 3, 2014

    On April 3, 2014 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center will launch a new initiative to further advance progress of a key Michigan Good Food Charter goal.

  • The Coalition for Community Development helps students at MLK Elementary plant carrots. Photo courtesy of

    HEALTHY Muskegon

    Published on January 2, 2014

    One community's health initiative is working to impact its younger residents in meaningful, lasting ways.

  • Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, developing the coalition.

    Facilitating and Accelerating Food System Innovation in Detroit

    Published on January 2, 2014

    The strong commitment and determination of Detroiters to develop new business opportunities, coupled with the availability of vacant land and buildings, creates ideal conditions for innovating sustainable development in the food system.

  • Cooking Matters Michigan participants. Photo courtesy of Cooking Matters Michigan's Facebook page.

    "Cooking Matters" to Detroiters

    Published on January 2, 2014

    Detroit nutrition education program geared toward low-income families experiences growth, success

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