Meijer Property in Bad Axe Makes a Global Impact
In 2020, we opened a new supercenter in Bad Axe, Mich. While the store and parking lot took up 18 acres, what remained was a 16-acre section of tillable land around the store, and an opportunity to partner with a community organization to impact hunger relief. A group of local farmers from the Thumb Area Hunger Relief Project inquired about the possibility of farming the land, in order to expand their impact around the world.
Our team agreed to the partnership, and the farmers from the Thumb Area Hunger Relief Project continue to farm the land today. The Thumb Area Hunger Relief Project is one of the largest of 130 growing projects spread across the U.S. that partner with Growing Hope Globally, a nonprofit organization that supports agricultural development programs around the world, helping small farmers to grow lasting solutions to hunger. The Thumb Area Hunger Relief Project brings together a dozen farmers to farm approximately 250 acres of land across Michigan’s “Thumb,” including the Meijer land in Bad Axe.
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