The Salvation Army, Central Territory
Hoffman Estates, IL
Champaign IL Salvation Army established 1889 is part of an international movement, part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. In 2020, we served over 55,000 people. The Salvation Army provides basic needs to stabilize households in crisis. Intensive case management helps overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
The Society of Saint Andrew Inc.
The Society of St. Andrew's Alabama Gleaning Network (AGN) brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors.
The Vegetable Connection Inc.
Fort Collins, CO
The Vegetable Connection’s roots began growing in 2009 when the Stensons of Happy Heart Farm gave shares to six local, low-income families. Since then, we have helped almost 200 families access shares from seven farms in eleven years. Our mission is to improve Northern Colorado’s food resilience by assisting families in need with access to locally grown food, supporting our partner farms and providing food education.
Third Sector New England
FRESH New London builds momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment. We use food to connect the community, encourage stewardship, inspire leadership, and incite change. Since 2004, FRESH has worked in New London, Connecticut, a distressed urban community with high rates of poverty and food insecurity. FRESH has developed five community garden sites and gardens at each public school. We grow food with and for the community and teach organic gardening.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
2021, 2020, 2019
The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations. Our certified-organic 33-acre farm and 3-acre garden are used for undergraduate education, training in organic farming and gardening, and research on organic production methods. Our strategic planning process, still underway during the COVID-19 campus closure, is creating a roadmap for even more impactful work in our programmatic areas of research, education, extension, and public service. Agroecological research and organic farming trials are being planned for our 33-acre farm site along with organic crop production for food insecure students and community member served through our CSA and farm stand outlets. The new undergraduate major in Agroecology will be launched this fall and a new Apprenticeship course is being planned for 2021 along with short courses in organic farming and gardening topics. New initiatives will also expand our extension, education, and information online and at our sites through a new free lecture series, seasonal tours, organic gardening workshops, and free online publications and instructional videos.
University of Georgia Foundation
2021, 2020, 2015
The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market was created in 2008 to educate residents living in communities designated as food deserts on the importance of fresh, in-season produce. Each week of the program, Fulton Fresh staff provide a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration to market attendees, who are also provided with a free 8-10lb bag of in-season produce from our mobile market. After several years of successful adult programming, Fulton Fresh will add a Kids’ Market summer program this year. By incorporating different generations, Fulton Fresh is improving nutrition and combating adult and childhood obesity in Fulton County with hands-on learning and fresh food access.
UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot) measurably reduces surplus protective foods in Colorado, supports the economic stability of farmers and increases the nutritional security of our state’s residents.
White County Food Pantry
The Food Pantry purchases food from the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and two local grocers. We also receive donated food from individuals and, on occasion, from other charitable organizations. The food is stored in our warehouse and boxed for clients based on family size and composition. The boxes are given to families who qualify by being residents of White County and meeting USDA poverty thresholds.
York Fresh Food Farms
Red Lion, PA
York Fresh Food Farms (Y3F) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to reduce hunger in York County, PA. Y3F’s mission is to increase access to safe, healthy food, increase healthy food choices and build a healthier community by operating a sustainable, community-based, nonprofit urban farm. Y3F's programs serve: low income, underserved and food insecure families and individuals in the City of York, PA. Y3F is cultivating community health through agriculture, access and affordability. In 2019 York Fresh Food Farms (Y3F) served more than 3400 individuals through donations of produce, selling affordable fruits and vegetables at our Mobile Produce Market (MPM) and with our free farm-based learning program for York City (PA) kids.