04-12-19 Healthy Food System Weekly Update

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Happy Friday and congrats to CEFS, awarded a $1.1 million Appalachian Regional Commission grant to strengthen Western NC local foods systems! Also hot: USDA's 2017 Ag Census was released 4.11.19. Lastly, Self-Help's 2018 Annual Report is out. Cheers! 

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Relevant Food & Sustainable Ag News

Funding Opportunities

  • Farm Aid has activated the Family Farm Disaster Fund to support farmers and ranchers recovering from flooding and severe rain in the Midwest.
  • Natural Capital Investment Fund has launched RESEED Recovery Fund for farmers and value-added producers affected by hurricanes Florence or Matthew. 
  • The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition's Rooted in Evidence grant helps food banks evaluate a program's effectiveness. Due April 26
  • NEW YES! Youth Network is accepting applications for grants to support youth-centered work in NC. Due May 6
  • NEW Triangle Capacity-Building Network is providing grants for capacity building within organizations led by people of color. Deadline May 28
  • Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is supporting neighborhood planning. Deadline Aug 30. 


  • The Real Meals Campaign seeks to shift the procurement practices of Sodexo, Compass Group and Aramark so that they have a greater focus on producers, communities, consumers and the planet. Find out more and sign their petition here

Event Highlight Additional Events Find more events on our national events calendar. If you have events you'd like added, please email Hannah.quigley@self-help.org


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David Beck, Policy & Media Director
Self-Help Credit Union & affiliates
301 W Main St Durham NC 27701
david.beck@self-help.org, 919-956-4495
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