By providing access to healthy food, green space, and opportunities to be physically active, ACTIVATE empowers individuals and families to live healthier lives.

Our ACCESS programs are examples of the efforts taking place not only in West Michigan, but across the country to increase access to fruits and vegetables in communities, schools, and child care.

The YMCA Veggie Vans brings locally grown produce to vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties, and YMCA Healthy Living Hubs serve as central locations where families participate in physical activity while learning principles of good nutrition. Corner Stores and Community Gardens provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables close to home.

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Programs Providing Access
The following programs provide valuable access to fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and physical activity: