Category Archives: ACCESS Blog

When Helping Hurts

“Do you ever wonder if efforts to help the poor actually do any good?  Does there need to be more investigation into how you give than just good intentions?  How can you truly make a difference in the lives of poor people?  Which types of ministries should you fund?” Come and learn about some practical […]

Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission

“The Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission” campaign turns America’s good moods into pounds of food for Feeding America. Oscar Mayer kicked off the campaign with a donation to Feeding America with a financial equivalent of 1 millions pounds. In addition, for every “good mood moment” America creates or shares on www.GoodMoodMission.com, Oscar Mayer will donate […]

Free groceries and school supplies

On Sunday, August 15, Grand Rapids First Church will be hosting “totally FREE” – an event giving away groceries, backpacks and school supplies following the 11:00 am service. Please invite anyone who could use some free groceries and/or school supplies! For more information on this event, please click here.

Providing a place at the table

Today we bring many programs and services to the table. But most of all, we provide a place for the community to act–for those with resources and talents to interact and problem-solve with the big issues of poverty and people in need. We have been working diligently over the past year to update our branding and give a new face to Access. We are very excited to launch our new brand look and tagline, which is “Providing a place at the table.”

Another Successful Food for Families!

Access would like to say a huge THANK YOU to WZZM, Spartan Stores, and all of the Kent County donors who participated in 2010 Food for Families! Together we collected over 200,000 pounds of food to help stock up the food pantries for the summer months.

Thanks for a great Feedback 2010!

Thanks to all of you who came to Founders Brewing Co. on Sunday, May 23 for the 10th Feedback benefit concert. The weather was warm, but we had a great time raising money for Access and listening to The Honeytones, Flashback, and The Concussions! Did you miss the event? Check out this article to see […]

Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

June 7-14 is the date for our 10th Annual Food for Families event. Our goal is to collect 200,000 pounds of food for area food pantries to help over the high-need summer months. All Kent County D&W and Family Fare stores will be collection sites. Please drop off your donation any time during the collection […]

Second Annual Diaper Drive

“Parents Helping Parents Keep ‘Em Covered” Diapers- one of the most basic necessities for infants and toddlers- and yet many in Kent County go without. An adequate supply of diapers costs about $75 a month—simply out of reach for many families. Diapers are not covered by assistance programs such as W.I.C. or food stamps, and local […]

Feedback 2010

Please join us on Sunday, May 23 at 4pm for an evening of fun and entertainment as the Honeytones, Flashback, and the Concussions put on a band benefit concert for Access. This will held at Founder’s Brewing Company at 235 Grandville Ave SW.

The Boy Scouts Adventure Show

The Boy Scouts Outdoor Adventure Show is taking place on Saturday, May 8 at the DeVos Place from 12-8pm. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit Access pantries and for entry into a raffle of cool prizes! Bring the entire family to participate in tons of exciting hands-on activities as we bring the outdoors inside! Tickets […]