Kid-friendly (Food Access)

The organizations below offer programs and information specifically designed to engage and educate youth in nutrition, healthy food, and food access/security.

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

Brainfood

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Brainfood is a non-profit youth development organization in Washington, DC. Using food as a tool, Brainfood builds life skills and promotes healthy living in a fun and safe environment.

Brainfood

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

CentroNía

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CentroNía is a nationally recognized, award-winning educational organization that provides affordable, high quality education, professional development and family support services in a bilingual, multicultural environment to more than 1500 children.

CentroNía

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.

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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.

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Common Threads

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Founded by Chef Art Smith and artist Jesus Salgueiro in 2003, Common Threads grew out of the belief that family and food have the power to nurture and strengthen us, to connect us to culture and community, and to teach and excite us about our world. Through our hands-on cooking programs and nutrition education, Common Threads provides a preventative health program solution in urban schools.

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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.

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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.

Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.

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

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EcoHermanas

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EcoHermanas is a community of women that weaves and reconnects communities to Mother Earth. Together we create a bold sisterhood culture of awareness, energy, and flow around place-based environmental issues, cultivating community and contributing to the greater co-fulfillment of our potential as a whole. We value a deep respect for the Rights of Mother Earth and engage in projects that promote:

EcoHermanas

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

Healthy Living

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Healthy Living is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all backgrounds, regardless of income, in how to plan and prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals in an environment that is supportive and safe, and which fosters community spirit.

Healthy Living

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.

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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

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

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

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.

Zenful Bites

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