Food Access

Many people are surprised to learn that nearly 15% of families living in our nation’s capital suffer from food insecurity, or a lack of access to nurtritionally adequate or safe food. The organizations below work in our community to improve food security and access by offering various resources and services to those in need.

4P Foods

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4P Foods sources farm-fresh food from farms in the Washington DC local foodshed and delivers them to your office or apartment building once each week.

4P Foods

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area. Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, VA, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas which include Arcadia Farm, Farm to School, Mobile Market, and Food Hub.

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Arlington Food Assistance Center

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Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to residents of Arlington in need. AFAC remains dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Beet Street Gardens

Beet Street Gardens purpose is to cultivate community gardens at social service organizations working with marginalized adults, teens and their families with a two fold purpose: to address economic and social divisions associated with limited access to nutritious food, safe outdoor space, and recreational and skill building opportunities; and to reduce the barriers of marginalized people to participate in community gardening, the local and organic food movements, and the green economy

Beet Street Gardens

Bethesda Cares

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Bethesda Cares Is a Community Outreach Program for the Homeless. Our mission is to respond with compassion and creativity to help the homeless and persons in need in the community and to help prevent impending homelessness in Montgomery County.

Bethesda Cares

Bread for the City

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The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Bread for the City

Capital Area Food Bank

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The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food.

Capital Area Food Bank

Celestial Manna

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Celestial Manna is an Humanitarian Aid organization which provides fresh food, clothing, toys, and household goods to the needy in MD/VA/DC.

Celestial Manna

City Blossoms

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City Blossoms is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces and innovative resources, approaches, and techniques.

City Blossoms

Claggett Farm

For 20 years the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 285 acre Clagett Farm has provided free and reduced-price, fresh produce to people living in poverty and near-poverty in Washington, D.C. The project, a collaboration with Capital Area Food Bank, blends local, sustainable organic agriculture with social justice.

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Common Good City Farm

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Common Good City Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm itself serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. The site and our programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities.

Common Good City Farm

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Community Farming Alliance

Farmers and Market Gardeners coming together to build a cooperative network in DC. Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Racial and Gender Justice.

Community Farming Alliance

Community Food Rescue

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Community Food Rescue is the coordinated food recovery system of Montgomery County, Maryland. This system enhances the good work of businesses, individuals, and organizations that already recover and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger. Community Good Rescue only provides food recovery in Montgomery County and is seeking volunteer food runners 18+ with vehicles to transport donated food according to your schedule. Please visit https://communityfoodrescue.org/our-mission/volunteer-food-runners/ to learn more and to sign up.

Community Food Rescue

Community Foodworks

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Creating market opportunities for local farmers and food producers in the mid-Atlantic region while increasing access to good, healthy, local food. Through its markets and staff, Community Foodworks works to maintain a strong presence in the communities we serve. We’ve forged strong partnerships with local schools, health clinics, WIC centers, and community groups to project a sense of welcome across the community and introduce families to local food as well as our financial support programs.

Community Foodworks

Cultivate the City

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Cultivate the City is urban farmers working to feed families & communities with pesticide-free, locally-grown food by growing vertically. It was created to inspire healthy and sustainable living by empowering communities with tools and training for urban agriculture.

Cultivate the City

D.C. Farmers’ Market Collaborative

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The D.C. Farmers Market Collaborative is co-convened today by D.C. Hunger Solutions and D.C. Greens and works on a variety of issues, including increasing fresh food access and partnering with city leaders and government agencies to support farmers’ markets in D.C.

D.C. Farmers’ Market Collaborative

DC Central Kitchen

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DC Central Kitchen is America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.

DC Central Kitchen

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DC Department of Health

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The Mission of the DC Department of Health (DC DOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of residents, visitors and those doing business in the District of Columbia. DC DOH’s responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

DC Department of Health

DC Food Policy Council

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The DC Food Policy Council is a coalition of representatives who have come together to identify regulatory burdens on the local DC food system.

DC Food Policy Council

DC Food Recovery Working Group

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The DC Food Recovery Working Group was created in early 2016 to support overall food recovery efforts in DC and surrounding areas.

DC Food Recovery Working Group

DC Greens

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DC Greens uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access, and food policy in the nation’s capital. It works toward a city where food education is on the menu in every classroom; where doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables as a matter of course; where urban agriculture is a valued element of our cityscape; and where zipcode does not determine life expectancy.

DC Greens

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DC Hunger Solutions

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DC Hunger Solutions seeks to improve public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition, curb obesity, and increase the availability of healthy, affordable food in low-income areas. It maximizes participation in all federal nutrition programs (SNAP/food stamps, school meals, early childhood nutrition programs, WIC, and summer meals) through a combination of vigorous outreach, removal of obstacles to participation, and close work with social service agencies.

DC Hunger Solutions

DC Office on Aging

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Through Aging and Disability Resource Centers and the senior service network, DCOA provides a wide variety of senior services from community dining and home delivered meals to seniors in the District, dietary and nutrition education guidance.

DC Office on Aging

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DC UrbanGreens, Inc.

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DC UrbanGreens’ mission is to feed bodies and nourish minds by increasing accessibility of affordable healthy foods to residents of food desert neighborhoods. A non-profit organization east of the Anacostia River in DC’s Ward 7 and Ward 8, DC UrbanGreens produces chemical-free fruits and vegetables on under-utilitized urban land. The organization employs innovative and scalable methods, techniques and business models to implement small-scale urban agriculture in a fiscally and environmentally sustainable way.

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DPR Kids Cafe

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Kids’ Cafe is a national program of Feeding America that provides afterschool and summer meals to children ages 5 – 18. The DPR Kids’ Café sites are located in communities where at least 50% of the children in local schools are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. All of our Kids’ Café sites offer some sort of enrichment activities for youth (homework help, mentoring, tutoring, clubs, computer skills, and more).

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DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.

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Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to create economic opportunity within marginalized communities through creating a healthy, equitable food system. We are rebuilding urban, community-based food systems through social enterprise, helping to increase access to healthy food and improve community health, develop low-income entrepreneurs and cooperatives, and train at-risk adult residents for sustainable, family-supporting wages.

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ECO City Farms

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ECO City Farms is an educational, non-profit organization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland designed to serve as a prototype for sustainable local urban farming. Currently, they operate two farms in Maryland, offer training classes and have a CSA with Certified Naturally Grown produce.

ECO City Farms

Eco Tone Coop

Ecotone Workers Coop is worker-owned effort to build capacity for the environment!

Emergency Food Assistance Program

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

Everybody Grows

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At Everybody Grows, our mission is to inspire and equip people to grow fresh, healthy food by bringing the home garden to everybody, wherever home may be.

Everybody Grows

Farm To Freezer

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Farm to Freezer is a new brand of delicious, healthy, and locally-produced foods from vegetables that are frozen at the peak of ripeness. Your purchase of Farm to Freezer products allows us to provide this nutrient-rich food at deep discount to local hunger relief agencies for those in need.

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Feeding America

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The Feeding America network of food banks works with agencies to provide food through pantry and meal programs, which help families, students and seniors facing hunger and poverty make ends meet.

Feeding America

Food and Friends

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The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.

Food and Friends

Food For All DC

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Food for All DC is a non-profit charity that strives to provide food to low income home-bound residents in real need. Our clients are generally elderly citizens, handicapped, or single mothers with young children. The operation is entirely volunteer operated, with the assistance of federal and other agency grants.

Food For All DC

Food Recovery Network

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Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need.

Food Recovery Network

Food Research and Action Center

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The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC launched DC Hunger Solutions and MD Hunger Solutions combat hunger and improve nutrition in DC and MD.

Food Research and Action Center

Free and Reduced-priced Meals (FARM) Application

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Your child’s school offers nutritious, appetizing breakfasts and lunches each school day through National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs; most schools also offer a light snack or supper to students attending afterschool programming. The DCPS Free and Reduced-meal (FARM) application supports the DCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services providing students with high-quality meals through federal meal reimbursement.

Free and Reduced-priced Meals (FARM) Application

FRESHFARM Markets

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FreshFarm Markets strive to build and strengthen the local-food movement in the Chesapeake Bay region, using farmers markets to create vibrant urban and community places, providing economic opportunities for farmers and artisanal food producers and showcasing our region’s agricultural bounty. FRESHFARM Markets operates 11 producer-only farmers markets with more than 110 farmers and producers from 5 states who farm more than 9,000 acres.

FRESHFARM Markets

From the Farmer DC

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From the Farmer delivers farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to your home, which means eating fresh and seasonal in the D.C. area is now as easy as opening your front door.

From the Farmer DC

Good Food Market

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Good Food Markets is a neighborhood grocery on Rhode Island Ave NE in Woodridge. GFM specializes in providing a full array of fresh produce, meat, seafood, dairy, prepared food, and essential groceries at affordable prices in food desert communities. We also partner closely with local farms and producers to make the freshest local produce and locally made products available everyday of the week. Stop by today to check out all the best that DC has to offer at the best prices around.

Good Food Market

Good Sense Farm

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Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey.

Good Sense Farm

Green Scheme

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The Green Scheme is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization promoting environmental sustainability, health awareness, and social justice. We are improving the trajectory of health, educational and economic outcomes in at-risk communities through training and awareness of environmental issues.

Green Scheme

Growing Food, Growing Community Intergenerational Gardening Program

Gardens offer great opportunities not only to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, but also to meet your neighbors. This year, Age-Friendly DC, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office of the State Superintendent for Education, and the newly formed DC Food Policy Council are partnering in an effort to connect residents of all ages and abilities who want to garden with spaces and opportunities that need garden assistance from community gardeners that need assistance, home owners that have space to garden and school gardens that are dormant in the summer when schools out.

Growing Food, Growing Community Intergenerational Gardening Program

Grubb’s Southeast Pharmacy & Mini Mart

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From July through September, Grubb’s Pharmacy Southeast is offering a fully stocked robust produce display for its customers, featuring 45 pounds of produce and 12 different types of fruits and vegetables at all times. This is a pilot of an expanded version of DC Central Kitchen’s existing Healthy Corners program. We are working to show that residents will continue to purchase fresh food from corner stores if it is made available at the same scale as in larger grocery stores.

Health Alliance Network

The Health Alliance Network convenes, collaborates and advocates for health equity and chronic disease reduction for poor and low income communities.in DC

Health Alliance Network

Hometown Harvest

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We are a unique home delivery service of fresh local organic fruit and veggies to MD, DC, and VA

Hometown Harvest

Hungry Harvest

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Hungry Harvest, LLC aims to create an efficient agricultural food system with zero waste by supplying gleaned and recovered produce that is inexpensive, healthy, and convenient to fight hunger in food deserts.

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Iona’s Senior Services

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In Washington DC, Iona Senior Services has a Farm-to-Table program that partners with farmers markets. They glean leftober produce at DC farmers market. The food is sorted, weighed and then distributed at a free market that is set-up and run every week at their congregate meal site. In addition, they hold cooking demonstrations, recipe distribution, and nutrition counseling on site. In addition every Saturday morning, Iona volunteers deliver meals to homebound older adults in northwest DC who are unable to prepare their own meals.

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La Cocina VA

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To create opportunities using food as an agent of social and economic change, through feeding, educating and empowering the minds of our community. We offer a program that provides unemployed individuals with job training, culinary certification, and job placement services. We have designed a sustainable food assistance program that takes the meals cooked by the students in our Training Program and donates them daily to low income families and individuals in the area

La Cocina VA

Manna Food Center

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Manna Food Center works to end chronic hunger in Montgomery County, MD.

Manna Food Center

Markets and More

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Markets & More, LLC is a a marketing and consulting company that runs farmers’ markets and consults on cookbooks, food-related businesses and food security. Our farmers’ markets are community-based, producer-only local markets that connect their communities with local farmers from our region, the Chesapeake Watershed.

Markets and More

Martha’s Table

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For over 35 years, Martha’s Table has worked to build a better future for children, their families, and neighbors in Washington, DC by increasing access to education, food, and opportunity. Martha’s table programs are divided into three initiatives: healthy start, healthy eating, and healthy connections.

Martha’s Table

Maryland Food Bank

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The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. – See more at: https://mdfoodbank.org/#sthash.RiXk3XDp.dpuf

Maryland Food Bank

MD Hunger Solutions

Maryland Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, is dedicated to the goal of ending hunger and improving health and well-being across the state. We focus on improving the federal nutrition programs at the state and local level to ensure that everyone has access to adequate healthy food every day. We work to increase participation in the federal nutrition programs and to ensure that eligible Marylanders receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

MD Hunger Solutions

Means Database

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MEANS Database (Matching Excess And Needs for Stability) is designed to help food shelves communicate with each other and significantly decrease food waste

Means Database

Mid Atlantic Gleaning Network

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The Gleaning Network links farmers who have crops that are edible but not marketable with those who distribute food to the needy through the work of volunteer gleaners. Their staff organizes teams of people to go to local farms to harvest fresh nutritious fruits and vegetables to be given to low income individuals, families, as well as agencies or communities that serve the hungry.

Mid Atlantic Gleaning Network

Miriam’s Kitchen

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Miriam’s Kitchen is a nonprofit working to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC through a variety of programs.

Miriam’s Kitchen

Montgomery County (MD) Food Council

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Our mission is to bring together a diverse representation of stakeholders in a public and private partnership to improve the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health of Montgomery County, Maryland through the creation of a robust, local, sustainable food system. Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant food system in Montgomery County that consciously produces, distributes, and recycles food, making it accessible to all residents while promoting the health of the local food economy, its consumers, and the environment.

Montgomery County (MD) Food Council

N Street Village

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N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.

N Street Village

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative’s Kitchen Garden Education Program is a year-long, hands-on, program for new and aspiring urban gardeners at Fort Totten, in NE, Washington DC. Income qualified applicants can participate at no cost. Trainees receive their own small garden plot, supplies, materials, instruction, and support. Committed students gain the knowledge and confidence to start growing on their own. They also reap many sustainability, health, and wellness benefits along with their own harvest of super-fresh, hyper-local, seasonal organic produce.

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Office of Food and Nutrition Services

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DPR’s Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in the District of Columbia. Per an agreement with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), OFNS administers and is financially responsible for the operation of two major United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food assistance programs: the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP); and the Kid’s Cafe (After School Meals) Program.

Office of Food and Nutrition Services

Office of the State Superintendent of Education – Division of Health and Wellness

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The mission of the Division of Health and Wellness is to work with schools and community based organizations to promote positive healthy behaviors and to improve the quality of life for children and youth in the District of Columbia. We offer capacity building to schools and community based organizations through the administration of the federal child nutrition programs, the distribution of federal and local funding, technical assistance and programming.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education – Division of Health and Wellness

Prince George’s County Food Equity Council

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The mission of the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council is to significantly improve public health and community well-being of all who live, work, study, worship and play in the County. It will develop and support policies, approaches, procedures, practices and initiatives to create systemic change to the local food system.

Prince George’s County Food Equity Council

Project EDEN

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Intergenerational community and education garden inside a hoop house.

Project EDEN

Relay Foods

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The Healthy Online Grocery Store. Shop healthy, responsibly-sourced groceries right from your computer or mobile device and have them delivered.

Relay Foods

Rooftop Roots

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Rooftop Roots enables the development of sustainable local food systems by supporting the design, construction, and maintenance of urban gardens and farms. Rooftop Roots work with organizations to create lightweight, low cost rooftop vegetable gardens and donate the produce to local food banks.

Rooftop Roots

SHARE Food Network

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SHARE Food Network provides nutritious food for everyone in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Our food packages are available at prices 40-50% under supermarket prices, making healthy food more affordable. SHARE distributes food through a network of 320 partnering host organizations: churches, tenant associations, senior and day care centers, schools and other community agencies. SHARE depends on these relationships with collaborating organizations to carry out its mission. SHARE is accepting applications for new food sites.

SHARE Food Network

Shepherd’s Table

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We provide basic human services to men and women experiencing homelessness in our community. This includes supper 7 nights/wk + brunch on weekends!

Shepherd’s Table

Soilful City

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Soilful is a space dedicated to connecting humans to nature through information, ideas, and people in urban environments. Creating Leadership through the wisdom of nature.

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SOME (So Others Might Eat)

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SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Takoma Crossroads Community Food Network

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Crossroads Community Food Network is working to improve community health through local food access programs and education for at-risk populations in Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads area and beyond. Some of CCFN programs include a Farmers Market, healthy eating program, and a microenterprise training program.

Takoma Crossroads Community Food Network

The Fresh Food Factory Farm and Food Hub

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The mission is to empower underrepresented and undercapitalized entrepreneurs by providing them with a one-stop farming, food processing and distributing hub that equips these foodies with the essential resources to operate a successful healthy food venture.

The Fresh Food Factory Farm and Food Hub

THEARC Farm

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THEARC FARM is an urban farm operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating. During the summer and fall months, THEARC’s farm provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables the community through our CSA program, as well as educational programming, field trips, volunteer opportunities, tours and community events.

THEARC Farm

Three Part Harmony Farm

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Three Part Harmony Farm is part of a community that grows, sells and eats healthy food. An urban farm on a 2-acre parcel in Northeast Washington, DC, most of its produce is sold through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and at area stores and restaurants.

Three Part Harmony Farm

Thrive DC

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Thrive DC works to end and prevent homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives.

Thrive DC

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

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The Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia seeks to expand academic and public knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that improve food and water security, health and wellness by providing research and education on urban and peri-urban agroecology and gardening techniques to residents and organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

WANDA

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WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics & Agriculture is a new initiative to develop the next generation of women and girls as leaders from farm to fork in the Diaspora and Africa.

WANDA

Wangari Gardens

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Nonprofit DC garden park designed, created, and sustained by the community. Provides public (free) and private (fee) garden plots, education/workshops, tool share, CSA, garden consultations, and more.

Wangari Gardens

Ward 8 Farmer’s Market and Congrss Heights/ MLK Community Garden

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The Ward 8 Farmer’s Market has made local naturally-grown food and health education accessible to residents since 1998. Since March 2016, we have also run and school garden program at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Congress Heights.

Ward 8 Farmer’s Market and Congrss Heights/ MLK Community Garden

Washington Parks and People

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Washington Parks and People is a nonprofit organization that operates a community food hub, fitness center and farm market at the Riverside Healthy Living Center in NE/Deanwood It offers classes, job training programs (Green Corps & Jobs in the Community), and a variety of community eduction and gardening opportunities at its urban agricutlure sites in NE/Marvin Gaye Greenig Ceter and NW/Columbia Heights Green.

Washington Parks and People

WIC Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

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The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) allows WIC participants to use their WIC Vegetables and Fruit Cash-Value Check (CVC) to buy fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers’ market vendors.

WIC Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

Wide Net Project

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The Wide Net Project is a non-profit organization that supports restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and improved healthy food access for underserved communities. We achieve this by catching literally tons of wild blue catfish in the Bay, where it is overabundant, and then selling this delicious fish. In doing so, we reduce the blue catfish population, allowing the Bay’s native animals and plants to recover from being destroyed by this non-native fish. In the communities where orders are placed, we then provide additional fish below our cost to customers to food pantries.

Wide Net Project

Zenful Bites

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Zenful Bites is a social enterprise that provides plant-based eco-catering and holistic food education programming to foster a sustainable food system.

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