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 higher concentrations of lower-income households and/or Black and Latinx/Hispanic Philadelphians still have fewer fresh food choices.
For the 2020 funding round, the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative (PFJI) welcomes ideas and projects from any applicant that wants to build food justice in Philadelphia and embodies a health justice vision. This program can support many different types of community-driven solutions to create a more just food system that empowers communities to grow, sell, and eat healthy food.
Funding: At least $240,000 is available for grants. The maximum award for any project is $100,000.
- October 13 – Applications due by end of day (11:59 pm Eastern Time)
- Early to mid November – Grantees selected and all applicants notified
- After mid November – Agreements finalized with selected grantees and disbursements begin
- June 30, 2021 – Grantee projects completed
More Information visit the Reinvestment Fund