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.
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley Inc
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania is “to obtain food and distribute it to people in need through area non-profits, and to provide resources for education and advocacy to end hunger.” We distribute nutritious food, break barriers to create access, provide nutrition education, advocate to end food insecurity, and work to attain food justice. Second Harvest respects and preserves the dignity of every person served.
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne, IN
Community Harvest seeks to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources.
- Regional food bank for nine counties in northeast Indiana
- Founded in 1983, Designated 501(c )3
- Member of Feeding America and Indiana’s State Association of Food Banks
- Annual Distribution Amounts: over 17.1 million pounds of food
- Organization’s Annual Budget: $4,408,190 (Current Fiscal Year)
- 98% of total income is allocated directly to programs
Compass is a multi-age learning community which fosters a passion for learning in all students so they can reach their full potential. We offer a project-based curriculum integrating academic disciplines, emphasizing social responsibility and environmental sustainability, in small classroom settings to prepare each graduate to be a responsible citizen in the global community. Providing opportunities for students to cultivate agricultural skills is an integral part of our mission.
Cooking with Kids Inc
Santa Fe, NM
Working in close collaboration with school administrators and teachers, CWK educators conduct cooking and tasting classes that feature fresh foods and recipes from around the world. Lessons include bilingual Spanish/English student materials and are aligned with National Health Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core State Standards in math and language arts. The lessons provide fun and positive experiences with healthy foods and give kids confidence in the kitchen. Our classes are welcoming opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education and build classroom-to-kitchen bridges that support healthy eating efforts at home.
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019
Cornucopia provides hands-on education about nutrition, horticulture, environmentalism, and community. We operate an educational farm with outdoor growing areas, three high tunnels and a pollinator habitat. It is the hub of Farm to Fork, one of three programs we offer. The farm is centrally located in our school district, across from the high school. We have a history of hands-on education that highlights the importance of nutrition, environmental awareness, and community; while delivering solid academic work that satisfies state and federal education goals. Our farm production has expanded into a vibrant, living, outdoor classroom. Students will have opportunities to explore how their food grows, participate in farming, and eat organically-grown vegetables.
Daily Table is a nonprofit grocery store dedicated to providing fresh, convenient and nutritious food to communities most in need at truly affordable prices. Through our unique model, we procure and offer discounted, donated and excess food in our stores, increasing access to delicious and wholesome food in disadvantaged communities lacking affordable healthy options. We provide our customers with a shopping experience that engenders dignity and fosters agency about their health and well being.