Real Food Fellowship
We brought together 9 young leaders from urban and rural communities to grow their skills. Learn about the great things that they did here.
For a Fair Farm Bill
Every 5 years, Congress passes legislation that decides where the money goes for our food and farming systems. We worked to make sure youth nationwide know what's up, and that their voices were heard. Together, we created a platform of our priorities that we used for letter writing and phone calls (members & allies from 40 states sent letters to their Senators!), and we testified before decision-makers to get our message across. We also co-convened the GOAT process (Getting Our Act Together), bringing together DC-based policy advocates and grassroots groups to ensure equity in the process and the policy, and coordinated this group in a Fair Farm Bill Twitter Storm, generating thousands of tweets to Congress. Check out this video we put together explaining the Bill, and take action with us today!
We had a lot of help along the way!
Thanks to our in-kind donors:
Food & Freedom Rides
Last summer, we traveled over 3000 miles across 10 states from the Deep South to Detroit and from the Border to the Bay commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights era Freedom Rides. On our way, we met over 500 people working to transform the food system in their local communities, including Native youth, Black and Brown urban and rural farmers, farm and food processing workers, and people reviving connections to land, food, and culture. Check out the song we wrote, and our slideshow here.
Other Fabulous Things
Throughout the year, we supported our allies and led trainings to build skills. Here's a sampling: