Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
ALBA's mission is to create economic opportunity for limited-resource farmers through land-based training in organic farm management. Mexican immigrant farmworkers represent most of our participants. They have the skill and motivation to purse farm ownership and better employment but need well-rounded training and access to resources. ALBA is one of the few places that provide it, with a bi-lingual, culturally-sensitive, multi-year program that lowers the barriers to starting an organic farm.
Bessie Green Community Inc.
Bessie Green’s mission is to serve our neighbors with compassion and dignity. We have been in operation since 1978. Over the last three years, our soup kitchen has served over 58,000 meals to people in our community. We also provide a clothing barn and food pantry. Bessie Green is doing all it can to supply fresh food for those in need. Our goal is to increase the number of people we serve by 50% by the end of the year. Bessie Green is continuing to serve more people every week. As the coronavirus has shut down businesses and laid-off workers, our attendance has spiked. The goal of this project is to supply fresh produce to a designated food desert, which includes a vulnerable populations. As our numbers grow, we need to improve our kitchen’s ability to provide healthy fresh food and preserve that food after.
Carols Kitchen Inc
Carol’s Kitchen, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity that has served over 800,000 meals since it began operations in 1998, providing meals to the hungry in the San Gorgonio Pass communities of Beaumont, Banning and Cabazon in Southern California without lists, interviews, questions or judgements. Today, our volunteers operate six kitchens a week at three locations and serve an average of 5,000 meals per month to anyone who is hungry--regardless of race, gender, creed, or age.
Santa Cruz, CA
2021, 2016, 2015, 2014
CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We accomplish our purpose through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.
Center for a Green Future
Growing to Give’s mission is to grow organic vegetables using climate-friendly farming methods, and donate them to local people struggling with food insecurity. We believe the way we farm matters. That is why we are certified organic, amend our soil with carbon sequestering biochar, use mostly solar powered farm equipment and low-till farming practices. Since 2017, we have grown and donated over 50,000 pounds of organic vegetables providing thousands of local people with fresh, healthy food.
Center for Transformation a NJ Nonprofit
The Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) in Camden, New Jersey engages, educates, and inspires people to practice a more environmentally responsible way of living on the planet.
Ceres Community Project
2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Since 2007, Ceres’ core program, Healing Meals for Healthy Communities, has created and delivered organic, nourishing meals for thousands of people experiencing health crisis. With an overarching commitment to Food as Medicine, Ceres meals help our clients with serious illness by relieving stress, preventing malnutrition, and connecting nourishing food to health. We use all organic foods, mostly fresh and local, to maximize our meals’ healing power and reduce exposure to toxins. Notably, we are the only meal service that puts youth at the heart of this work. All of our medically tailored meals are prepared by volunteers ages 14-22 enrolled in our Youth Development Program.
Chatham Outreach Alliance Inc
CORA is a nonprofit organization that serves residents in need of food within Chatham County. Our ultimate goal at CORA is to build a community without hunger by soliciting, collecting, and purchasing food for distribution through our Food Pantry. CORA is meeting food insecurity needs for families making 200% of the poverty level ($51,500/year for a family of four). CORA is a critical source of relief that will provide safe and nutritious foods to approximately 18,000 food-insecure individuals in Chatham County 2019/2020. CORA serves any Chatham County resident who needs emergency food through our Food Pantry. CORA's Pantry and Mobile Market are based upon the late John Arnold's concept of the client-choice food pantry model. This concept is among the most revolutionary reforms to the U.S. food pantry system. Choice pantries allow families to select from a wide variety of foods that meet their personal dietary needs. CORA Food Pantry is set up like a grocery store, and families “shop” for their own food with the helpful knowledge of a volunteer.
Chef Ann Foundation
Academic performance increases in children who eat a healthy lunch each day. This effect is 40% greater among children who participate in the free and reduced lunch program.* Our mission is to provide school communities with the tools, training, resources, and programming that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments.
Coastal Roots Farm
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center where we practice organic farming, share our harvest with those who lack access, deliver unique educational programming, and foster inclusive spaces for people of all backgrounds to come together to connect and learn in ways that catalyze a healthier, more vibrant community and a more sustainable future for our region. The Farm is in Encinitas, CA, which we recognize as traditional lands of the Kumeyaay and Luiseño peoples.