Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative 2020 – Apply Now!



Apply Here Philadelphia has tremendous food assets and opportunities for individual and collective action. We know that food justice is health justice.    Historically the food system has displaced, enslaved, and undervalued the labor, land rights, and self-determination of Black and Brown individuals, women, immigrants, and indigenous people (Read more at the Castanea Fellowship). In Philadelphia today, neighborhoods with […]

Need Supplies to Make Healthy Meals? Rebel Ventures is Here to Help!



Written by: Shaniya Brown, recent graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Kitchen Manager & Sales Team Member at Rebel Ventures  We are in a tough time, so my colleagues and I at Rebel Ventures, a healthy food non-profit organization in Philadelphia, decided to jump over the obstacles and create virtual programs that promote healthy eating. […]

Keeping Children Physically Active While Social Distancing



Regular exercise is essential for everyone, especially children. Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help children reduce their stress levels, as well as help to maintain a healthy weight. Social distancing does not have to reduce the opportunity for physical activity among children in Philadelphia. We’ve compiled some resources below to help you keep your children physically active throughout the summer while socially distancing. […]

Healthy Eating & Cooking with Your Kids



At Get Healthy Philly, we’re committed to helping Philadelphians enjoy long and healthy lives. It is important during this time to continue to develop healthy habits for yourself and your children. Here are some tips on food safety, cooking with kids, as well as some recipes for healthy snacks.  Five great reasons to cook with your children.  Eight tips […]

Refresh with a Healthy Popsicle



Hot summer days are the perfect time to enjoy ice cold refreshing popsicles! Drexel Food Lab is working on a project to develop kid-approved popsicles made from whole fruit with no added sugar. Check out these samples that we taste-tested recently. Banana Berry Popsicle (red): Made with banana, strawberry, lemon zest, lemon juice, and raspberries.  Pineapple Banana Berry Popsicle (purple): Made with pineapple, banana, blueberry, and lemon […]

Recipes for a Healthier Summer Season

Celebrate summer with one of these nutritious, easy, and tasty recipes. With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s starting to feel like summer. However, summer in Philadelphia will look a bit different this year. With the Stay at Home Order still in place, residents must stay home as much as possible to prevent […]

Good Eats: How “Good Food” Supports a Healthy Economy in Philadelphia



We know food is vital for life, and in Philadelphia food is a vital part of the Philadelphia economy. There are over 6,800 food-based businesses in Philadelphia that employ over 79,000 people. These businesses produce, process, distribute, sell, and serve food, and divert or remove food waste.    Businesses that focus on “good food” do […]

Food Justice Grantees

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has announced the launch of the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative, an exciting new program in partnership with the Reinvestment Fund to support community-driven projects to advance food justice. As part of the launch, the initiative announced the selection of six projects for a total of $180,000 in funding support.The […]

2019 Farmer’s Markets



Farmer’s markets are a great place to get fresh, quality, locally-grown produce. There are over 60 farmer’s markets in Philadelphia. Most markets accept SNAP, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC and Senior vouchers and Philly Food Bucks, a coupon incentive program for SNAP recipients. Download the full list of 2019 Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands: […]

2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference



On April 26, the 2019 FSA Health Justice Conference convened faith leaders, local government employees, non-profit organizations, students, and other residents of the city for a full-day of dialogue around issues of social injustice related to both individual and community health. The Convention Center hosted over 410 conference attendees on the day. Audiences were engaged […]