"Food is our most intimate and powerful connection to each other, to our cultures, and to the earth, and to transform our food system is to take one giant step towards healing our bodies, our economy, and our environment."
"Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they're not just about redistributing the goods. They're about figuring out what is good."
Our vision is a future where all people have access to healthy, life-serving food, where food producers and workers are valued, and where our food system is a source of equity, environmental sustainability, and health.
Since our inception, the Program has worked closely with movement allies and funder partners to help develop initiatives in the field, including launching the Castanea Fellowship, strengthening and emboldening funder collaboration through the Food and Farm Communications Fund, and working closely with the Agroecology Fund on communications strategy and Covid-19 emergency response. We are also active members of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders Network. (Because of our limited staffing, we are unable to support unsolicited LOIs, but we welcome potential grantees to explore opportunities with the Castanea Fellowship and our funding partners at the Food and Farm Communications Fund and Agroecology Fund).