Issue #33 Winter 2016

By Chris Hardman / Photography By Jacob Lewkow | Last Updated December 15, 2015
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Michael Schafer, wine counselor
Michael Schafer, wine counselor


Southeast Michigan has many creative organizations working to solve the problems of hunger, obesity and limited food access. Programs such as Double Up Food Bucks from the Fair Food Network double the amount of money that food assistance recipients can spend on Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It's good for the consumer and good for the farmer.

Classes run by Gleaners Community Food Bank teach people how to cook healthy meals on a budget. In these classes, the lost art of cooking from scratch is made less intimidating.

Dedicated staff from organizations including the United Way of Southeastern Michigan are working to grow a food system that serves all people, regardless of ZIP code. 

Soon we will be recognizing one of these organizations with an Edible WOW Local Hero Award (see our upcoming spring issue). In the meantime you can honor the good work they do by including them in your end-of-the-year giving plans. 

—Chris Hardman, Executive Editor

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