San Francisco, CA
18 Reasons is a nonprofit community cooking school on a mission to empower our community with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. We offer three food education programs: our 18th Street Kitchen program, which raises money through ticket sales; and our free Cooking Matters and Nourishing Pregnancy programs for families in low-income neighborhoods, which offer cooking and nutrition education, grocery donations, maternal health support, and peer support.
African Alliance of Rhode Island
The African Alliance of Rhode Island (AARI) was founded in 2004 to promote unity within the African Communities in Rhode Island, advocate for the rights of Africans in RI, and educate the American public about Africa while elevating the profile of the continent and facilitating linkages between Americans and Africans. Today, AARI provides a range of services to low-income people of all origins and ethnicities, including many refugees and immigrants living in Providence.
Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
2022, 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.
All Relations United
Las Cruces, NM
We utilize the Lakota philosophy of Mitakuye Oyasin,"we are all related," as our guiding principle, to unite, reinvest in and empower our communities. We use traditional teachings along with modern and technological knowledge to advance education, promote culture, further self-sufficiency, especially food sovereignty and to encourage reconciliation and cooperation among all peoples, creating pathways to living in unity. We are especially focusing our work on areas of greatest need.
Berkeley Food Network
The Berkeley Food Network seeks to end hunger and poor nutrition by using innovative, community-centered solutions to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable food system.
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
2022, 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.