Empowering Heartside and surrounding communities to become healthier through increased access to healthy food and nutrition education.
SINCE 2014, HEARTSIDE GLEANING HAS COLLECTED & REDISTRIBUTED
FRESH FOOD STREET MARKETS
June - October
We set up free farmers markets in Heartside and Roosevelt Park neighborhoods and distribute Good Food (fresh produce) to anyone in need.
GOOD FOOD BOXES
We partner with other organizations to pack and deliver boxes of Good Food to families and seniors who have inadequate access to fresh produce.
Read about the Good Food Box program on MLive!
FOOD PANTRIES AND MEAL PROGRAMS
June - October
We deliver thousands of pounds of fresh produce directly from farmers to local food pantries and meal programs to improve the nutritional quality of their food offerings
WHAT A WASTE
Estimates indicate up to 40% of America's food supply goes to waste.
That's over 100 billion pounds of food!
At the same time, 49 million people are at risk of going hungry.
That's where we come in.
Heartside Gleaning Initiative's 2020 Fundraiser
Heartside Gleaning needs YOUR help! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity rates in Michigan are projected to rise over 20%. We must respond to this crisis by providing good food to as many families in our city as are in need and we cannot do this without your help. That is why we are asking you to please consider donating. With your help we will continue to fight food insecurity throughout Grand Rapids' diverse neighborhoods. Your donations will allow our food recipients and their families to focus on staying healthy during these stressful and unsure times. Check out the video below to see how HGI is making a difference in our community, and how you can help, too.
Buy One, Give One - Recipe Books
Our recipe book includes over 60 healthy recipes with step-by-step instructions and detailed nutrition facts! When you purchase a book, we give a matching one to one of our produce recipients.
Available for $12 via PayPal or $10 In-Person
(Available in-person at the Fulton Street Farmer's Market)
Heartside Gleaning Initiative | 2921 Bird NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525