Food Well Alliance awards 34 community garden leaders with tools to transform Atlanta neighborhoods

Food Well Alliance awards 34 community garden leaders with tools to transform Atlanta neighborhoods

Since 2015, the grant has empowered gardens to create safe spaces, beautify neighborhood ecosystems, teach about healthy food, and increase community engagement. Most importantly, the grant has equipped gardens to grow and provide more local food in their neighborhoods. 2017’s grant recipients donated 16,720 pounds of fresh produce grown in their gardens.

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Local food entrepreneur addressing food insecurity in Atlanta’s low-access communities receives investment from Spanx founder and Center for Civic Innovation

Local food entrepreneur addressing food insecurity in Atlanta’s low-access communities receives investment from Spanx founder and Center for Civic Innovation

Local food entrepreneur and Food Well Alliance grant recipient Yasmeen Sabir has been selected as one of 10 female social entrepreneurs to participate in a one-year fellowship with the Sara Blakely Foundation and the Center for Civic Innovation.

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Starting the year off right! Food Well Alliance’s newest grant recipients gather to identify shared success metrics before beginning their projects

Starting the year off right! Food Well Alliance’s newest grant recipients gather to identify shared success metrics before beginning their projects

From start-up enterprises to established non-profit organizations, collecting data to measure outcomes for success can be daunting. Last week, Food Well Alliance gathered passionate leaders from 14 organizations who received a 2017 Local Food Grant to help make this a little easier.

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Leaders Growing Community Gardens hosts its last workshop

Leaders Growing Community Gardens hosts its last workshop

Leaders Growing Community Gardens is a collaborative initiative that was launched last year and born out of the desire to see community gardens in metro Atlanta thrive. On January 20 and 21, Food Well Alliance was joined by volunteer leaders of community gardens across Gwinnett County as we hosted the last workshop that came out of this initiative.

 

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2017 Grant Recipients Collaborate to Make Local Food Accessible

2017 Grant Recipients Collaborate to Make Local Food Accessible

We are excited to announce our 2017 Local Food Grant Recipients. They are a powerful example of how thoughtful placed-based collaboration can help unite the local food movement to build a healthy food system.

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