GROW Featured in Rapid Growth Innovation News

Thank you to Rapid Growth for sharing more about our participation with the Michigan Good Food Fund, and what that means to our community and those we work with every day.

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) is joining the Michigan Good Food Fund (MGFF) in its valuable work to address food apartheid in communities throughout Michigan. While “food deserts” are defined as neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food, nutrient-poor food is often readily available in income-challenged neighborhoods. The MGFF’s unique lending programs seek to change that status quo.

With GROW as a lending partner, MGFF is helping West Michigan businesses to finance enterprises that increase access to affordable, healthy food in an income-challenged, underserved, Michigan community. Any business that grows, processes, distributes, or sells healthy food within an eligible community can apply for loans ranging from $1,000 to $6 million from the fund, which is a public-private partnership.

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