Catalytic Investment Award

Oy!!😁

Just wanna share a quick update with everyone!! AND give a BIG THANKS to Michigan Good Food Fund!!❤️ We the People Growers Association is a recipient of their Catalytic Investment Award!

Wanna also thank some of our other valuable community partners who have made a monetary “seed investment” in our work: Saint Joseph Mercy Health SystemUnited Way of Washtenaw County and Zingerman’s!👏🏾❤️ Thank you for your belief in the work!!

#BREAKING: We’ve earned a $25,000 award from the @MIGoodFoodFund to increase access to healthy food in Michigan. These awards are supporting businesses like ours that are catalysts in their communities: increasing healthy food access and sparking economic opportunity. Congrats to all supported projects!

 

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2018 Harvest Festival of Thanks

The 2018 Harvest Festival of Thanks was a huge success!!

First I wanna thank Lindsey Jene Scalera for jumping in on short notice in the absence of our planned photographer!! Thanks Lindsey!…Job well done!!❤️

Also wanna thank and give LOVE to our planning team!!!…The job(s) they wonderful and were a testament to why the event was incredible on some many levels!❤️.
Thank you Yodit Mesfin Johnson❤️. Thank you Cathleen Haglund❤️. Thank you Sharman Spieser❤️. Thank you Peggy Cole❤️. Thank you Marcy Hoopingarner❤️. And last, but not least, Thank you Sarah Teare❤️.

Also I must thank the AMAZING volunteers!!! Without them there would have been complete chaos & helter skelter!!….

Thus a BIG shoutout goes to: Marie Davenport, Meija Knafl, April Renee, Alex Bennett, Sophia Sendo, Anna Lemler, Maren Spolum, Tyler Duncan, Hannah Crisler, Allie Criscenti, Carla Simmons, Jen Sopoci, Dara Thomson and Sandra Butler!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I realize I’m potentially missing a couple of folks, so please forgive me!…Hey! I’m 54 years of age!

I also wanna give a BIG thank you to Emmanuel Jones and his organization, Mentor2Youth Inc.!❤️ AND to Lisa Voelker, Marisa Dluge and Riverside Arts Center | Ypsilanti, MI for providing both fun & engaging youth activities!❤️🎉

Again, I hope that everyone who was able to join us had a good time and that you enjoyed the event just as we enjoyed having you there!!❤️

I can’t wait till next year!!

Please enjoy the pictures!

Namaste!❤️