Foodshed Alliance Cited in 2014 Good Food Org Guide for Exemplary Work

goodfoodguideSMThe Foodshed Alliance has been included in the 2015 “Good Food Org Guide,” published by the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, listing groups that do “exemplary work in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.”

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the annual “Good Food Org Guide,” Nonprofit, scholarly, and municipal initiatives have been selected in order to spotlight efforts that are focused on community building and engagement, advocacy, and service. The “Good Food Org Guide” can be downloaded here:

“The Foodshed Alliance is honored to be listed with so many tremendously effective organizations working to effect change and fix our broken food system,” said Kendrya Close, executive director, Foodshed Alliance.

foodtankThe vision and objective of this annual publication is to focus attention on the dozens of nonprofit organizations who are working in fields, kitchens, classrooms, laboratories, businesses, town halls, and Congress to create a better food system. The list was determined by distinguished experts, including past recipients of the James Beard Leadership Award and food and agriculture leaders.

james beardWe hope this guide will serve as a resource for chefs, farmers, students, advocates, and others to find the resources they need about the growing good food movement in the U.S.,” says Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.

These groups cited in the “Good Food Org Guide” 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.