Tag Archives: ACCESS

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 […]

Healing Communities

Healing Communities in Michigan is a network of diverse religious congregations, known as Stations of Hope that have covenanted together to make their communitites safer by loving the hurting and the exiled–healing the division and pain that comes from communities and families torn apart by crime and incarceration. The mission of Healing Communities in Michigan […]

Attend Our Next Poverty Simulation

ACCESS cordially invites you to attend our upcoming Poverty Simulation Workshop: Monday, March 8 at Grand Rapids Community College, 6:30pm If you have never attended a Poverty Simulation, now is the time to experience this compelling workshop! If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Nicole at (616) 774-2175 x702 or nicole@accessofwestmichigan.org.

Holiday Giving Network Options for Providers…

No time to shop for a holiday basket? You can donate online! Go to “Network for Good” and designate your donation for “Holiday Giving Network.” Your $50 donation will be applied toward a gift card for applicants who registered at their local pantry.  If you prefer to purchase and deliver all the ingredients for a […]

Scan Away Hunger

From Dec 6 through Dec 26, ACCESS of West Michigan is teaming up with Spartan Stores to “Scan Away Hunger.” At your local Spartan Store check-out you will have the opportunity to add $1.99 to your grocery total to help eliminate poverty in your community. The proceeds will go to ACCESS (if in Kent County) […]

Come to One Trick Pony on Monday, Nov. 23!

ACCESS has been chosen as the recipient for the WYCE Hat Trick Concert Series this fall! Join us for dinner and music at One Trick Pony on Monday, November 23 at 7:30pm to help support ACCESS!

Another Successful Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated food and personal care items to the RiverTown Crossings Mall Food Drive on Friday, November 6. We collected over 7 tons of food! The food drive to celebrate the mall’s 10th anniversary was a huge success complete with confetti, cupcakes, and mountains of canned and boxed food items! Thanks […]

Holiday Providers are Needed More Than Ever!

Can you help provide all the trimmings for a nice holdiay dinner for applicants who are signing up at Kent County pantries? You can offer to provide one or more Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets for individuals or families living in a neighborhood of your choice. When submitted, we will forward your information to the appropriate […]

ACCESS and RiverTown Crossings Mall Food Drive

ACCESS and RiverTown Crossings Mall are coming together to hold a food drive to help celebrate the mall’s 10th anniversary! From October 26 to November 5, you can pick up an Anniversary Tote from the mall office filled with special retailer offers and anniversary giveaways!  Fill it with canned or packaged food items and bring […]

Michigan Needs Your Help

We have all heard that the unemployment rate in Michigan is unbelievably high at 15.2%.  Did you also know that the poverty rate in Kent County is 15%? Please read this editorial from The Grand Rapids Press titled “A Portrait of Poverty” and see why our community needs your help now more than ever. Marsha […]