Want to transform Atlanta into a city that values and prioritizes its local food system?
The future of local food in Atlanta will depend on our ability to inform the decision-making of elected officials, city agencies, and prospective funders. Please share your ideas about the ways we can tell the stories of Atlanta's Local Food Movement, measure outcomes, and demonstrate our collective impact.
Cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Detroit are securing resources and support on a local and national level through engaging researchers, academics, and food system experts to publish snapshot reports that quantify the impact of their localized urban food systems.
Atlanta's Local Food Baseline Report was inspired by the systemic approach and metrics framework of those successful models.
While segmented local food data exists in Atlanta, there is little access to common success metrics or a shared vision for our city's local food system. Numbers are important, but translating that data into a valuable story that clearly outlines measurable impacts for Metro Atlanta will set the foundation for the growth and future support of our local food system.
Food Well Alliance: We are connecting organizations that are working to make metro Atlanta's local food system resilient, including production, processing, distribution, consumption and recovery.
The creation of Food Well Alliance was made possible through funding from our founding benefactor, the James M. Cox Foundation and through the vision of Jim Kennedy and Bill Bolling. Together, they saw an opportunity to connect members of Atlanta’s local food movement to collectively build a healthier community. Food Well Alliance exists to bring this vision to life.
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