Atlanta’s local food entrepreneurs are transforming urban communities through their leadership and commitment to food security, food justice and food access.

Food Well Alliance is committed to supporting these leaders and connecting them to the tools and resources they need to build a healthy, local food system.

As part of our effort to do this, Food Well Alliance identified the Center for Civic Innovation as a key partner to train local food entrepreneurs to increase their impact and build scalable social enterprises, and together we developed the Food Innovation Fellowship program.

The six-month program equips leaders of early-stage startups who have shown the potential to impact our city through food with the tools they need to be more viable, successful and sustainable as entrepreneurs long term.

This year, nine impact-driven entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the program during which they have refined their business models to be resilient over time, allowing them to put locally-grown, healthy food in the hands of more people across the city.

We believe the success of local food entrepreneurs will make or break Atlanta in the long term, and we are committed to supporting the community-based talent that is building healthier communities.

Meet the 2017-2018 Food Innovation Fellows

Food Well Alliance is excited to collaborate with Center for Civic Innovation to launch our second annual Food Innovation Fellowship. Seven amazing Local Food Grant recipients have been awarded the unique opportunity to participate in this intensive 6-month business and professional development program, to accelerate their work and scale their impact on Atlanta’s local food system. These seven Food Innovation Fellows will work alongside other cohorts of local social enterprises and civic leaders who all working to shape the future of Atlanta.

Reggie Ramos | Grow With the Flow

Gil Frank | Historic Westside Gardens

Nobie Ennis Muhl | Good Samaritan Health Center Urban Farm

Josh Daniel | The Wylde Center

Carol Hunter | Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

Erin Croom | Georgia Organics

Jeffrey Hicks | Providence Missionary Baptist Church - Urban Farm Ministry

Learn more about the Food Innovation Fellows by taking a look at the 2016-2017 Graduation Showcase video here.