Domestic | By Topic
“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.”
Paul Cezanne // Artist
Hunger in America
The Alliance to End Hunger // The Alliance to End Hunger develops innovative partnerships among our members; political commitment among our leaders; and global connections among groups working to end hunger worldwide. The Alliance has more than 75 members-corporations, non-profit groups, universities, individuals, and Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious bodies.
Community Food Security Coalition // The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security.
Feeding America // Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Food First // The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
Meals on Wheels Association of America // The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories.
Share Our Strength // Share Our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America. Working with others, we believe we can do this by 2015. We measure our progress by measuring participation in effective, existing programs that provide nutritious food to children at home (SNAP, or food stamps, WIC, and nutrition education), during school (breakfast and lunch, and through nutrition education) and when school is out (afterschool snacks and summer meals).
We Can End This // WeCanEndThis.com is a yearlong initiative to shift the conversation about hunger in America and create real, tangible solutions.
WhyHunger // WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Farmers + Agriculture
The American Farmland Trust // The mission of American Farmland Trust is to help farmers and ranchers protect their land, produce a healthier environment and build successful communities.
Farm Aid // Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $39 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.
Farmers Market Coalition // The Farmers Market Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States so
Seeds of Change // In 1989, Seeds of Change began with a simple mission: to preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture. By cultivating and disseminating an extensive range of organically grown vegetable, flower, herb and cover crop seeds, we have honored that mission for 20 years.
The Gentle Barn // The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Then kids interact with the animals to learn kindness, compassion and confidence.
Global Animal Partnership // A nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates—a diverse group with the common goal of wanting to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture.
The Humane Society of the United States/Farm Animal Protection // Working to reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and milk.
Culinary Education + School Lunch Reform
The Center for Ecoliteracy // Smart by Nature™, the Center’s framework and services for schooling for sustainability, is based on two decades of work with schools and organizations in more than 400 communities across the United States and numerous other countries. The Center is best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula.
Cook for America // Cook for America® envisions a nation of school food service personnel who are trained, empowered and inspired to provide healthy cooked-from-scratch school meals for America’s children.
Edible Schoolyard // Edible Schoolyard (formerly The Chez Panisse Foundation) envisions a school curriculum and school lunch program where growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table gives students the knowledge and values to build a humane and sustainable future.
Healthy School Campaign //Healthy Schools Campaign, an independent not-for-profit organization, is the leading authority on healthy school environments and a voice for people who care about our environment, our children, and education. Our mission is to advocate for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
National Farm to School Network // Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution // A national movement to change the way America eats. Jamie wants to mobilize the huge response to the Food Revolution so far and turn it into a movement for change in which America leads the world. It will bring together millions of people and inspire the nation to fight obesity with better food. At its heart is a powerful strategy to get people cooking again.
Spoons Across America // Spoons Across America,® the source for children’s culinary education, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.
Food Politics and Policy
Food & Water Watch // Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.