Vote Now for Fresh 1% Grant for Sustainable Food


Image credit: Fresh the Movie

Leonora already got pretty excited about Fresh—a documentary about our broken food system, and the folks trying to fix it. But it's not just the movie itself that's exciting—the film makers are also putting their money where their mouth is, offering 1% of 2010 revenue to a nonprofit working for sustainable food. They just need your help to figure out who to give it to.The Fresh 1% grant was created to take the momentum of the movie and turn it into direct action on the ground for greener, more responsible and healthier food. The film makers set up a submission process that attracted 43 non-profits, which were whittled down to a shortlist of ten. Now those of us who care about our food are being asked to vote for our favorite—but hurry, the competition ends on September 24th.

Included in the short-list are Ample Harvest—who featured on Jaymi's list of 10 Techy Tools for Gardeners—and who aim to match excess garden produce with food pantries around the country; CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture), which runs one of the oldest buy-local campaigns in the country; and Farming Concrete, which is aiming to quantify and track the amount of food grown in inner-city areas. Also included are Healthy Solutions; LifeCycles Project Society; Mobile Loaves and Fishes; National Family Farm Coalition; Our School at Blair Grocery; REAP Food Group, and WHY Hunger.

Every one of them looks like a worthy winner to me.

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