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An Open Letter to the Next Mayor of Indianapolis

A food system with increased access to healthy foods for everyone is essential to developing a better community.

Nora Spitznogle, Program Director, Second Helpings

Our Vision

We see the Indy Food Council as a way to connect people within the food system, to catalyze ideas, and to advance food-related initiatives, all to grow a sustainable food system that improves the health and quality of life for all.

Why We Need You

In order to see food system change for our city we need all hands on deck. We know that this a collaborative effort and every little bit helps!

What’s Next

The council has officially formed and launched as of February 2014. We encourage everyone to become involved and help us collectively improve the food system for all Indianapolis residents. Come to our quarterly networking events and keep us informed of the great food work you are doing for our city!


Weekend Roundup

Newsflash: it’s cold.  Though we’ve escaped colossal snowfalls the chilly temps have definitely kept many of us close to home. I don’t know about you but those sprinklings of warm temps have given me a serious case of cabin fever.  Luckily, this weekend has a few cool food events to break anyone’s fever: Saturday Fantastic…

It’s 2018…Why Not?

This is probably a little more open than I usually am in person but since we are just getting to know each other, I thought that I’d get the awkwardness out of the way and kick things off with a confession: I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this whole blogging…

Neighborhood Food Champion Program Launches!

Are you a passionate individual interested in food?  Want to learn more about helping your neighborhood by improving food access in your area? Apply for the Neighborhood Food Champions Program! The Neighborhood Food Champions Program is a 10-12 week training program learning about topics ranging from: Advocacy,Food Systems, Community Organizing, Community Garden Planning, Grant Writing,…

Indy Food Council Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration We had a blast celebrating with you last year and want to do it again!  Join us for this yearly celebration of Food work in Marion County. When: Friday, June 17th. 4-7pm Where: The Platform, 202 E. Market St. *This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you…

An Open Letter from the Indy Food Council:

To the Next Mayor of Indianapolis: Indiana is a global leader in food production and agricultural innovation. But too often we find ourselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to food issues in our local community. The Indy Food Council works to build a better food system in central Indiana because food…

Join us for our September 18th Networking Event!

Join in a video conference and hear from: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Fund 4 Democratic Communities New Roots Indiana Cooperative Development Center More info or questions? Contact:

Double 8 Closures Worsen Food Access Needs in Indianapolis

With the sudden closure of all Double 8 Food stores last week, we see a need for coordinated action and collaboration to tackle food access issues. The Double 8 closures negatively impact residents on the North, West, and East sides of Indianapolis. These closures caused many actions to be taken, at the neighborhood level and…

Join in the fun on June 12th!

Join in community, fun, and food at our next networking event.  Come to the Felege Hiywot Center any time from 4-7pm and learn more about a variety of food organizations in our community.  Tours of the Felege Hiywot Center will be given throughout the night.  This is a potluck style event so be sure to…

2015 Round of Indy Food Fund Announced!

Indy Food Council Awards Third Year of Food Fund Grants Catalytic project funding to improve food access and quality in Indianapolis   The Indy Food Council announced its third round of the annual Food Fund grant awards totaling $15,000 to five organizations doing transformative food projects in Indianapolis neighborhoods. These awards are given by the…

Speaker Announced for Annual Celebration!

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the Annual Celebration,  Keep Growing Detroit’s Co-Director, Ashley Atkinson.  Ashley has an impressive background in food related work and we are happy to have her.  See her full bio below and be sure to join us on March 20th! Ashley Atkinson has worked in the field…