Healthy Food Access

We’re working toward a future where Michigan’s children have ample and consistent access to healthy foods that nourish their growth, learning and development.

Where you live shouldn’t dictate whether you have access to fresh, nutritious foods, but for 1.8 million Michiganders -- including 300,000 children -- it does.

The consequences of food insecurity are staggering. In Michigan, one in four children suffer from hunger, and many more lack access to fresh foods and must rely on processed foods which cause obesity and a host of health issues including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

In a state with 10 million acres of farmland and the nation’s second-highest diversity of food crops, we can fix this problem by passing policies that support sustainable agriculture and by creating programs that connect farmers with nearby neighbors in need of fresh fruits and vegetables.


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Feeding Families & Supporting Small Farmers

MEC recently launched a promising program designed to address hunger and obesity while supporting sustainable, local agriculture.

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Protecting Pollinators

We rely on bees to travel great distances to pollinate crops and ensure crop diversity, but pesticides, climate change, habitat loss, and disease are eradicating bee colonies at alarming rates.

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