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Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana

https://www.communityharvest.org

Central

Fort Wayne, IN

2021

Provide hunger relief for vulnerable populations

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 School

http://compassschool.org

Atlantic

Kingston, RI

2021, 2019

Advance childhood nutrition education

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

http://cookingwithkids.org

Southern

Santa Fe, NM

2021, 2020

Advance childhood nutrition education

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.

Cornucopia Project

http://cornucopiaproject.org/

Atlantic

Peterborough, NH

2021, 2020, 2019

Advance childhood nutrition education

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

https://dailytable.org

Atlantic

Dorchester, MA

2021

Improve access to fresh, healthy food

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.

Denver Urban Gardens

https://dug.org

Southern

Denver, CO

2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

Increase the supply of organic food

Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish community. DUG offers neighborhoods the essential resources and ongoing technical expertise: securing sustainable land for gardens; designing and building gardens; supporting garden organization, leadership, outreach and maintenance; utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy.

Druid City Garden Project

https://schoolyardroots.org

Southern

Tuscaloosa, AL

2021, 2020, 2019

Advance childhood nutrition education

Schoolyard Roots (SYR) partners with elementary schools in Tuscaloosa, AL to bring learning to life through teaching gardens. In our core program, Gardens 2 Schools (G2S), we provide project-based garden lessons to grades K–5 during the regular school day to ensure that every student at each partner school benefits from our programming. Our education staff leads each garden lesson and maintains each teaching garden to ensure long-term programmatic sustainability. The Gardens 2 Schools program provides access to healthy, affordable food, and increases our students’ consumption of fruits and vegetables. They get excited about preparing and eating fresh produce that they grew and harvested themselves. These early lessons have a lasting impact on students' lives for generations.

Earth Island Institute

https://calclimateag.org

Pacific

Berkeley, CA

2021

Increase the supply of organic food

CalCAN is a statewide coalition that advances state and federal policy to realize the powerful climate solutions offered by sustainable and organic agriculture. We seek a widespread transition to sustainable and organic agricultural systems that are increasingly resilient and environmentally sound, provide public health and climate benefits, protect our natural resources, sustain food security and economically vibrant agricultural communities, and maintain our finite agricultural lands.

ECO-Justice Center Inc

https://ecojusticecenter.org

Central

Racine, WI

2021, 2020

Increase the supply of organic food

The Eco-Justice Center began in 2004 with a mission of environmental education and its vision is sowing community for a fertile future. Our 15-acre farm is open to the public and serves the Southeastern Wisconsin community as a model of environmental stewardship and sustainability. We protect and provide this unique setting which supports our leadership and educational programming focused on justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation. We believe systemic change comes from our interactions and engagement with the youth who attend our field trips, summer camps, and school and work programs. The Eco-Justice Center provides opportunities for youth to participate in hands-on garden-based food and nutrition lessons that connect them to the earth, their environment, and how their food is grown and distributed. Farm produce is sold locally at Racine area farmers markets and donated to local food pantries.

Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce

https://efoodnet.org

Pacific

Lakewood, WA

2020, 2019

Provide hunger relief for vulnerable populations

The Eco-Justice Center began in 2004 with a mission of environmental education and its vision is sowing community for a fertile future. Our 15-acre farm is open to the public and serves the Southeastern Wisconsin community as a model of environmental stewardship and sustainability. We protect and provide this unique setting which supports our leadership and educational programming focused on justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation. We believe systemic change comes from our interactions and engagement with the youth who attend our field trips, summer camps, and school and work programs. The Eco-Justice Center provides opportunities for youth to participate in hands-on garden-based food and nutrition lessons that connect them to the earth, their environment, and how their food is grown and distributed. Farm produce is sold locally at Racine area farmers markets and donated to local food pantries.