Food Well Alliance is investing $300,000 in 13 organizations that are creating a vibrant and more resilient city through locally grown food.
The investment is a part of Food Well Alliance’s annual Local Food Grant, and supports a group of farmers, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and educators who have demonstrated through collaborative projects why locally grown food is the most sustainable and equitable choice for ensuring healthy food access in Metro Atlanta.
All 13 of these dynamic organizations are implementing innovative approaches to increase the production and consumption of sustainably grown, local food in Metro Atlanta. The 2018 recipients include:
Aluma Farm; The Come Up Project; Concrete Jungle; East Point Farmers Market; Ecosystem Farm; Grayson High School; High Hog Farm; Hungry Heart Farm; Little Ones Learning Center; Miller City Farm; Open Hand Atlanta; Organix Matters For All; and The Paideia School.
The 2018 Local Food Grant cohort includes a diverse group of leaders across Metro Atlanta’s five most populous counties:
- 46% are local farmers
- 69% are led by people of color or women
- 54% are based in Fulton County, the remaining are distributed equally across Clayton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett counties
- 54% are working on farmer viability and economic development
- 46% are working on improved health through local food access and education
Since 2015, Food Well Alliance has invested more than $2 million in 100 organizations that are making systemic impacts across economic development, health and nutrition, community vitality and environmental stewardship. To learn more about the Local Food Grant visit foodwellalliance.org/localfoodgrant