On October 17 2014, Washington Regional Food Funders welcomed more than 100 participants to Funding Greater Washington’s Food System: Opportunities Available through the 2014 Farm Bill at Gannett Headquarters in McLean, VA.
A summary of a September 2013 convening of the region's food policy councils.
Why is the food system important to philanthropy? Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of our region’s resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our region's food system.
Summary of a learning event and stakeholder convening in Washington, DC.
Food, social, and environmental justice – these are a few of the ideas that speak to the better world we strive for. An internationally recognized food writer and culinary historian, Michael W. Twitty promotes an extension of these concepts in his notion of “culinary justice”: the idea that historically oppressed peoples should be recognized for their contribution to national and global food traditions and have the opportunity to prosper from this knowledge.
An overview of community needs and opportunities for investment, specifically for WRAG's corporate members.
This day long meeting is a chance for a range of stakeholders, including funders of all kinds to learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and funding opportunities available through the 2014 Farm Bill.