There's a lot of momentum around the food movement, and it's up to us to keep that momentum going. The Good Food Org 2015 Guide lists national and state organizations that are part of the change, organizations that need workers and volunteers who are committed to keeping the momentum going.
Compiled by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation in conjunction with an advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, the guide features nearly 1,000 food-related nonprofits across the United States. The vision of the publication is to "focus attention on the hundreds of organizations (listed in alphabetical order, not ranked) who are working in fields, kitchens, classrooms, laboratories, businesses, town halls, and Congress to create a better food systems."
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Following the great reception that the 2014 guide received, this second annual guide has tripled in size. A new feature of the 2015 guide is an online interactive mapping and search tool. The tool allows users to search by keyword, location or category to explore the types of organizations that most interest them. Each organization has a profile page with contact information, social media links, descriptions and more. Users can type in phrases like "school lunch," "food bank," "local farm" or "urban garden" and be directed to groups across the country or in their region.
These groups include organizations who combat childhood obesity, malnourishment, and physical inactivity; prevent food waste; educate consumers on healthy, nutritious food choices; create networks of social entrepreneurs; protect food and restaurant workers; highlight solutions for restoring the health of people and the planet; work with indigenous communities to preserve traditions, culture, and biodiversity; inspire and educate individuals to cook more of their own food; and protect public health, human health, and the environment.
Download your copy of "The Good Food Org 2015 Guide" to find organizations and groups that care about cultivating a better food system in the same areas as you do. Maybe you can find a way to get involved that you didn't even know existed.