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Interactive site on a growing community food revolution launches

Deidre Huntington

BATTLE CREEK, MICH.—The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the release of its Community Food Innovation website today. The new interactive site showcases community-led projects increasing healthy food access, improving environmental sustainability and building economic opportunities. 

“We’re thrilled to unveil the interactive Community Food Innovation website, which we hope will serve as a resource to community leaders and grantmakers alike,” said Carla Thompson Payton, vice president for program strategy of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “This site is a space for information and resources on food systems work for those invested in issues of health equity for children, families and communities.” 

The website includes feature stories and an interactive map, where you can learn about projects happening across the country. The site also includes information on ways to get involved with local food projects, which the foundation hopes will inspire people to join in creating a more equitable food system. 

“We know if we’re to give kids a healthier future, we need to improve the health of the neighborhoods they grow up in – that means making sure parents have access to stable employment, families are economically secure, and healthy, affordable food is readily available,” said Thompson Payton. “All of the projects featured on this site aim to do one – if not all – of these things.”

The Community Food Innovation website is based on two reports commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: “From the Ground Up,” a national scan conducted by the Wallace Center at Winrock in partnership with The Common Market and Changing Tastes, and “Intertribal Food Systems,” a scan of food projects in Indian Country, conducted by the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. Both reports are available for download. 

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About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. 

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. 

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