Tag Archives: Food Access

Careers in Food Systems Planning

Join practicing planners and allied professionals engaged in some aspect of food planning or policy as they share their on-the-job opportunities and challenges. The webinar highlights how planners in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors are actively working on food production, processing, distribution, access, consumption, and/or waste issues as part of their day-to-day jobs. Eligible for 1.25 AICP CM Credits. Learn more and register... Read more

Recipe for Resiliency

​Planners across the country are working to transform their local food systems into drivers of sustainability. By empowering communities and consumers to influence what and how food is grown, where it is distributed, and who benefits from fresh, healthy food, planners are leading the way to a more sustainable food system. Read more... Read more

After A Decade Of Planning, A Home For A Providence Food Co-op

​A recent Associated Press investigation found major grocery store chains across the country fail to provide food for areas that need it most. In Rhode Island some 50,000 people don’t have easy access to healthy foods, and most of them are in Providence county. A small group of locals have been trying to open a grocery store on their own, but it’s taken a decade to get the project off the ground. Read more... Read more

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will provide funding to support (1) Community Food Projects (2) Planning Projects and (3) Training and Technical Assistance Projects. The goals are to: meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution; increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their food needs; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs. Applications due November 30. Learn more... Read more