Food Well Alliance envisions a livable, resilient Metro Atlanta growing, sharing and eating healthy, local food.
Our success is driven by collaboration and supporting thriving communities through measurable environmental, economic, community and health impacts.
As an Alliance, we unite communities in Atlanta to build a robust local food system - a network of individuals and organizations that grow, process, distribute and consume fresh local food. We connect people, ideas, leadership and capital to build a city that values healthy, locally-grown food.
Food Well Alliance operates in ways that are equitable, collaborative and transparent to:
- Identify, invest in and promote innovative ways to strengthen the local food economy and how it is valued
- Strengthen local urban growers and markets to increase production of sustainably grown, local food
- Increase production of and access to local compost
- Connect people ideas and capital to strengthen the local food system
Facilitating Collaboration: As a convener, Food Well Alliance facilitates collaboration by creating opportunities for diverse organizations to come together to learn, to work on identified challenges and opportunities collaboratively, and to design solutions together to impact the local food movement.
Mobilizing Capital: As a grant maker, Food Well Alliance mobilizes capital in ways that are equitable and accessible, by connecting diverse organizations to funding and other important resources to build their capacity and further their work to strengthen Atlanta’s local food movement. Grants include the annual Local Food Grant and the Food Innovation Fellowship, a local food business accelerator program.
Promoting Innovation: As a champion for its members, Food Well Alliance promotes innovation by telling the stories and uplifting the innovative programs, practices, and work that are influencing Atlanta’s local food movement.