Michigan Good Food Fund CrowdPower Campaign
Partner with us in a crowdfunding campaign to help food entrepreneurs connect with the Michigan Good Food Fund (MGFF), a mission-driven program that works with entrepreneurs who are often overlooked by traditional banks.
The fund prioritizes racial equity and working with businesses that offer healthy food in communities where it is most needed. As a founding partner of the MGFF, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems provides business assistance and connects food entrepreneurs to flexible lending options.
We invite you to join us in this campaign to raise funds to help Michigan entrepreneurs build successful healthy food businesses.
Your gift is important because 2.5 million Michigan residents—including 490,000 children—live in communities where finding somewhere to buy healthy food takes a lot of effort.
In addition, small businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those owned by an entrepreneur of color or woman. In the first three months of social distancing, women-owned businesses reported a 25% decline, Latinx-owned businesses a 32% decline, and Black-owned businesses a 41% decline in business activity.
With your gift, we will provide one-on-one coaching and assistance to help food entrepreneurs get the skills and resources they need to navigate the pandemic, keep providing quality jobs, and continue to offer healthy food in their communities.