The ENTF Food and Nutrition Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:00. These meetings are open to anyone who seeks to participate in this conversation.
- Emily Schichtel, Heart of West Michigan United Way
- Eleanor Moreno
The work of this committee is seeking to accomplish the goal:
All Kent County residents are food secure and have access to food that is nutritionally diverse.
Progress towards this goal will be discussed at the monthly committee meeting and tracked on the Outcomes page of this site.
Near Star: Kent County residents understand and advocate for the tenets of the Good Food Charter: fair, green, affordable, and healthy food for all. Residents participate in the local food economy through investment, involvement, and increasing economic development as consumers, donors, educators, policy-makers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and advocates.
Guiding Star: All Kent County residents are food secure with access to fair, green, affordable, and healthy food (Good Food Charter) and participate in a culturally welcoming local food system that promotes justice, equity, affordability, and health. With a resident driven food system, the local economy is thriving and vibrant, interconnected to multiple sectors, and supported by smart and equitable policies.