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 Indy Food Council to further develop the local food system. Critical in Indianapolis, where 30% of adults are obese, 36% of residents have low food access, unemployment remains high, and environmental sustainability ranks low compared to peer cities, the Indy Food Council supports projects around the Council’s three initiatives:

  1. Improve access to good food
  2. Expand the market for local food
  3. Increase community-based food education

The following projects received 2015 Food Funds:

Avondale Meadows Academy, Veggie Kids Program: infrastructure development an expansion of the school’s farm program.

Center of Wellness for Urban Women: Expansion of programming at Ms. Mary’s Wellness and Community Garden.

Fall Creek Gardens: Expansion of raised bed community garden space.

Growing Places Indy: Development of a train-the-trainer program for community-based organizations to offer family cooking programs.

South Circle Farm: Supporting educational and farm visitor experience programs.

 

Join us in celebrating these awardees!

Wednesday, May 13, 5-6 p.m.

Tomlinson Tap Room in the Indianapolis City Market.

 

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*The Indy Food Fund is administered by Indianapolis Local Initiatives Support Corporation with support from Purdue Extension – Marion County and the City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, the 2015 Indy Food Fund is generously supported by the Efroymson Family Fund.