Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 10AM - 5PM and Saturday 10AM - 2PM
The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids is a three-‐year pilot project for a limited group of member households who are served by the seven sponsoring partner agencies. The Food Club is a collaborative systemic response to hunger that seeks to be a model that will offer low and moderate income persons an opportunity to be engaged with improving their food security and dignity as well as their ability to make a range of choices for their own household. While membership in the Club is initially restricted to the collaborating agencies’ constituents, we invite the community’s interest, encouragement, volunteer and financial support for this effort.
The Community Food Club offers an opportunity and a place for low and moderate income households to increase their food security and to improve their healthy eating by accessing nutritious food on a consistent basis. It is a place for persons to experience increased self-‐ reliance and respect. They belong to this Food Club; they choose whether and when to participate; and when they do choose, they invest in it through a low monthly membership fee that provides nearly a quarter of the Food Club’s annual operating budget. They shop without additional cost, using points determined by their household size.
This is a grocery store-‐style environment—open convenient hours, six days a week. It is a place where members select their own food items; where there is a wide selection of food; and, because of that volume and availability, they are able to choose healthy food items like fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
For program information and volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Kendra Volkema; Kendra.firstname.lastname@example.org
For media, please contact:
David Jacobs, Chairperson, Community Food Club Board of Directors, email@example.com