Heartside 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
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.