Heartside Gleaning Initiative

Hearthside Gleaning Initiative

Focus Area: Food access
Location: Heartside neighborhood, downtown Grand Rapids
Community Partners: God's Kitchen, Degage Ministries, and Guiding Light Mission
Academic Department: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Purpose:
The purpose of this project is to support the Heartside Community by supplying families and food assistance programs with fresh produce from local farms.

Benefits for the students:
Students build relationships with community members and community partners, and learn how to implement the skills they obtain in their Hospitality and Tourism Management courses.

Benefits for the community:
Residents benefit from the fresh free produce, and learn about healthy foods and food preparation.

volunteers

vegetables

outdoor market



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