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Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative

Apply now. The PFJI application window is now open and will remain open until September 20, 2021

A partnership with The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative supports community-led projects that grow food justice.   

About the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative


Philadelphia has tremendous food assets and opportunities for individual and collective action. We know that food justice is health justice.   

The Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative (PFJI) empowers communities to exercise their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food. PFJI is a partnership of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP) and Reinvestment Fund.

Historically, the food system has displaced, enslaved, and undervalued the labor, land rights, and self-determination of Black and Brown individuals, women, immigrants, and indigenous people. In Philadelphia today, low income communities and communities of color still have fewer fresh food choices.

PFJI supports community-driven solutions in areas where access to healthier food is needed the most. PFJI is informed by health justice, the collective movement to heal society and remove barriers that prevent individual and community well-being.

Philadelphia has tremendous food assets and opportunities for individual and collective action. PFJI strengthens these assets by providing funding for innovative, community-led projects that work to further food justice. PFJI prioritizes projects led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants and people living with disabilities, and those with lived experience with health injustice. PFJI supports projects that offer fair compensation to staff and partners.

 

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The Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative (PFJI) is seeking innovative proposals from community-led projects that grow food justice.  

 We welcome ideas and projects from any applicant that wants to build food justice in Philadelphia and embodies a health justice vision. If you have been working in food access for a long time and need some support to scale up and take the next step, we want to hear from you. If you have been community organizing and capacity building and see a clear way to include healthy food in your work, we want to hear from you. If you are a budding entrepreneur with a fresh idea, we want to hear from you. If you make, grow, cook or sell food, we want to hear from you.  

 Projects should focus on increasing access to healthy food in neighborhoods or communities with a history of health injustice and be led by groups or organizations made up of those same individuals or community members. We will prioritize projects led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants and people living with disabilities, and those with lived experience with health injustice. PFJI supports projects that offer fair compensation to staff and partners. 

 To apply, please read the 2021 PFJI Information sheet.   

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Molly Hartman, Program Director for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative

email: phillyfoodjustice@reinvestment.com

photo credit: Ali Mendelson, MD