Community Development

  • West Fulton FRESH Farm Market

    September 6, 2017

                        On August 29, we had the Grand Opening of our new West Fulton FRESH Farm Market! FRESH stands for Food and Resources for Equity, Sustainability, and Health – which are the goals of our new market. Located in what used to be our Wellness Center (706 Fulton), the Farm Market offers fresh, local food to low-income neighbors at an accessible price. In the future, the Farm Market will accept EBT/SNAP and Double-Up Food Bucks! Our market is one part of a collaboration between Access of West Michigan, North […]

  • Reading WORKS | Summer 2017

    September 5, 2017

    For five weeks this summer, families with elementary-aged children gathered at The Other Way Ministries to READ! From June 19 – July 27, families attended Reading WORKS Monday through Wednesday mornings, with a field trip each Thursday. Reading WORKS is focused on reading retention and improvement, as well as empowering parents to be a part of their child’s literacy. Each week this summer had a theme and a corresponding field trip: Week 1: Fitness | Rebounderz Week 2: Animals | Boulder Ridge Animal Park Week 3: Plants | Frederick Meijer Gardens Week 4: Nutrition | Dairy […]

  • Passing the Buck

    Passing the Buck

    May 22, 2017

    My first summer as an intern at The Other Way, in 2000, I remember all of the interns taking a class with The Other Way’s founder, Dick TerMaat, called “City Seminar.” I was so inspired by what Dick had to say that I still have my notes! One of the things he shared with us was the concept of “Passing the Buck.” It goes like this: If you spend a dollar at Frank’s Market, chances are that the owner, Fritz, will use it to get coffee at Tim Horton’s and then Tracey, the manager of […]