Food Justice Call for Proposals

Supporting and Building Food Justice in Philadelphia!

We just launched our open call for food justice projects to fund and welcome you to send in a Letter of Interest (LOI). See details and links below! UPDATE: Deadline has been extended. Applications are due February 20, 2019.

Food justice means communities can exercise their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food (from JustFood). We have up to $200,000 available to fund projects that take place between July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. There will be the the potential for renewed funding after that period.

This open call for ideas is for everyone. Apply if you are a person, organization, business or collective that wants to build food justice in Philadelphia and embodies a health justice approach. If you have been working in food access for a long time and need some support to scale up and take the next step, we want to hear from you. If you are a community organizer or capacity builder and see a clear way to include healthy food for the future, we want to hear from you. If you are a budding entrepreneur with a fresh idea, we want to hear from you. If you make, grow, sell, or eat food, we want to hear from you.

Preference will be given to proposals from community-based and/or people of color-led organizations that aim to serve the community’s needs. Proposals should include projects that are either deeply-rooted in a neighborhood, change systems, OR have a broad citywide reach (or the potential to be scaled citywide).

See the Letter of Interest overview and Application in your preferred language below and apply online using the link below:

APPLY HERE

Please contact Amanda.wagner@phila.gov with questions or concerns.

Applications:

Info session on Wednesday, January 9, 2019: Click here for Facebook event

Q&A: coming soon

  1. We currently run three food banks at our church and Community center. What are some ideas we can do to expand our operation to include a more healthy food selection?

    Any ideas?

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