Back Row: Kristin Weiss, Green Umbrella Executive Director, Father James Schutte (St. Leo the Great Church), Ana Bird (Northside Farmers Market), Kristin Gangwer (Our Harvest), Suzy De Young (La Soupe), Angie Carl, GCRFPC Director,
Front Row: Alice Chalmers (Ohio Valley Food Connection), Michelle Kipp (Cincinnati Public Schools)
CINCINNATI. April 22, 2016─ The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (GCRFPC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Cincy Good Food Fund Awards, a program designed to financially support innovative and promising projects that can make a positive impact on our food system. The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is to promote a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region. The region includes Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant Counties in Kentucky; and Franklin and Dearborn Counties in Indiana.
There were 52 proposals submitted for food-related projects to help strengthen the Greater Cincinnati regional food system and demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to promoting healthy food. Proposals addressed one or more of the following GCRFPC priorities:
· Healthy food access for residents in the region.
· Production of local foods and value‐added food products.
· Community development to support local foods and coalitions.
· Food security for residents in the region.
· Educational programs that promote healthy eating habits
· Beneficial reuse or minimization of food waste
GCRFPC Director Angie Carl said, “It was amazing to hear how many wonderful ideas there are in our community that align with the Food Policy Council’s priorities. How we wish we had $450,000 to provide awards for all the proposals! We will continue to try to help organizations in the region who are working to improve the quality of our region’s food system.”Below, you’ll find recipients of 2016 Cincy Good Food Fund grants and their projects:
The Northside Farmers Market La Soupe
Our Harvest Cooperative Cincinnati Public Schools
Ohio Valley Food Connection St. Leo the Great Church