Courtesy of the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank
For those looking to have your food and eat healthy, too, you're in luck; the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, a think tank championing fresh eating habits and nutrition awareness, teamed up to release the first annual Good Food Org Guide. The free comprehensive compendium, released today, spotlights nonprofit food groups across the country "that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice," according to Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank.
And wouldn't you know it, there are six organizations from Virginia named in the guide.
Richmond's own Tricycle Gardens made the list, with note of the company's Healthy Corner Store Program — wherein business owners resolve to sell fresh, local goods and educate customers with in-store educational demos and activities —and its work to "improve Richmond, VA's notorious food deserts."
Another nonprofit, BusFarm (part of the Farm to Family organization) represents RVA with its mobile produce offerings, urban garden and commitment to agricultural education.
The Charlottesville-based Local Food Hub is there, too, connecting over 70 farms with restaurants and home cooks alike (and yes, there are Richmond ties there, too). Also in the guide is Alexandria's Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Fairfax County's Real Food for Kids, and the Town of Independence's Young Farmers of Virginia.
Download the free Good Food Org Guide here and get eating (healthy).