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Fresh Food Fairy Makes Fresh Food Fun

Hether Jonna Frayer is a fresh food educator. Her colorful alter-ego, the Fresh Food Fairy, has kale wings and a beet heart, and she brings the magic of fresh food to children in kindergarten through grade 5. These children don’t naturally eat a lot of fresh food, and the Fresh Food Fairy uses ... Read More or Get In Touch.

Damzel Dollz Junior Roller Derby League – A New Community for Girls

Kerri Slack started the Damzel Dollz Junior Roller Derby League because her 14-year-old daughter was interested in the sport and she wanted to give her and other girls the opportunity to be part of a supportive team environment. Kerri knew nothing about starting a roller derby league, but she ... Read More or Get In Touch.

Tools for Local Garden Network Leader

Shelly Claflin is passionate about community gardens as a way to help all communities have access to food and nutrition. Already managing two community gardens, Shelly began fielding lots of phone calls from people wanting help with starting a garden in their own neighborhood. So in 2010, she ... Read More or Get In Touch.

It Takes a Village – Dennisha’s Village

Dennisha Ware’s experience as a single teenage mother sparked in her a passion to help other young women create a solid foundation for themselves and their children. And so she is starting Dennisha’s Village in Battle Creek to provide love, support, and transitional housing for teenage mothers ... Read More or Get In Touch.


Residential Collaboration for Neighborhood Peace

November 3, 2012

Bread for the Journey of Southwest Michigan was happy to partner with Bread for the Journey of Marin County to provide an $850 grant enabling Katie to visit Casa de Paz, an urban garden located on the borderline of two gang territories in Oakland, CA.

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Peers Support Path to Recovery

October 26, 2012

Cathleen Hursh is passionate about her work. “Just knowing that recovery from mental illness is possible still just floors me and the fact that I can share…

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