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An Open Letter to the Next Mayor of Indianapolis

IFC Open Letter

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!


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…

Join us for our Annual Celebration!

Please join the Indy Food Council at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20 in celebrating another year of food system change in Indianapolis! The celebration will include a keynote speaker, an update on the Council’s work, and we will highlight some of the most inspiring work happening in Indianapolis with the first ever Food Awards.…

2015 Food Fund RFP Released.

The Indy Food Council is pleased to announce the third round of the Indy Food Fund.  The Indy Food Fund is a small grant and loan program designed to support catalytic food related projects in Marion County.  This year the fund will prioritize applicants who can show they are working towards one of more of…

A 2014 Food Fund Update

Are you wondering what our 2014 Food Fund grantees have been up to?  Good news for you, we just got in the mid-term reports and what a year it’s been so far!  The numbers don’t lie, check them out: Volunteers participating in garden type activities:  571 Distribution sites for locally grown produce (CSAs, Farm Stands,…

The Indy Food Council Kicks Off with a Bang.

Erin Drennan– The Indy Food Council started 2014 off in the Normandy Barn at the State Fairgrounds on February 1st.  The kick-off event began with an overview of the 2013 accomplishments which included many speakers.  The Indy Food Fellows program discussed their goals and what they had achieved over the past year as well as…