Exploring Nature Series
Innovative Strategies to Advance Food Equity
In March 2020, Grace Farms closed in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and re-purposed our facilities and resources to provide healthy meals, produce, and pantry staples to vulnerable communities in Fairfield County. By leveraging our existing relationships with several local not-for-profit organizations, we were able to target our donations and support our partners, allowing them to divert their time and scarce resources to deal with other critical issues, including housing and medical needs.
As the economic and humanitarian impact of the pandemic continues, and our commitment to addressing food insecurity deepens, we are raising awareness about this ongoing issue by highlighting the organizations achieving profound change through innovative strategies and collaborative models.
The videos below tell their impactful stories and invite you into the mission of advancing equity through sustainable food systems.
Grace Farms Foundation
Our Foundation works globally to confront pressing humanitarian issues, and provides healthy meals, produce, and pantry staples to excluded communities locally. Hear the story of our food relief work in the video below and learn more at gracefarms.org/relieffund.
Rockefeller Foundation’s mission is to improve lives and the planet, and unleash human potential through innovation. One of their notable commitments is to advance a more nourishing, regenerative, and equitable food system. We spoke with Sara Farley, Managing Director of their Food Initiative, about their work.
FEED is an impact driven lifestyle brand with an enduring principle at the heart of what they do—that people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world. We spoke with CEO Sarah Naseer about FEED Projects and their mission.
Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system.. We spoke with Cheryl Whilby, Soul Fire Farm‘s Communications Director, about their work and their mission.
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
A not-for-profit farm and educational center with a partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system.
The world’s leading manufacturer of container farming technology, working to empower anyone to grow food for their community.
Grace Farms Foods
A public benefit corporation with a mission to make the world a more peaceful place by serving local and global community and justice initiatives with ethically sourced, truly fulfilling food from Grace Farms.