In this episode, I chat with McKenzie Jackson, Program Manager for the Good Food Systems Initiative at Access of West Michigan, a poverty-focused nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, MI. She teaches us about toxic charity models, the difference between perceived and actual need, and how social good projects that feel good aren’t necessarily the ones that have the most impact.
Check out our blog post, which includes a complete episode transcript and recommended readings, at bit.ly/qf-ep3
To learn more about the work of Access of West Michigan, please visit them at accessofwestmichigan.org
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.