The Fair Food Fund invests in food entrepreneurs who work to close health and wealth gaps in their communities. In this quarterly report, we're excited to announce a new investment in Forty Acres Soul Kitchen, the only full-service, sit-down, 100% African American-owned restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and share spotlights from other businesses in our portfolio — Radicle Farms, DAH!, and Pemaquid Mussel Farms.
Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits […]
Book by Sarah Morath, forward by Oran B. Hesterman, PhD Consumers are increasingly interested in knowing who produced their food and how it was produced. […]
On February 3, 2016, Fair Food Network President and CEO Oran B. Hesterman testified before the House Committee on Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee sharing the positive […]
Since 2009, Fair Food Network has been building the Double Up Food Bucks SNAP fruit and vegetable incentive program in Michigan from its modest beginning […]
Fair Food Network has been working with the Food Research and Action Center, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, PolicyLink, and regional partners as part of The […]
A new competitive grants program with the goal to increase the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables among SNAP participants. Check out our primer […]
Led by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, this project was developed to give voice to the thousands of people in southeastern Michigan who […]
This community food assessment (CFA) grew from conversations in 2010 with members of Good Food BC, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Fair Food Network and the Michigan […]
This report summarizes results of a two-year cluster evaluation of four organizations—Fair Food Network, Wholesome Wave, marketumbrella.org, and Roots of Change—that offer healthy food incentives […]
Fair Food Network completed an evaluation of its Double Up Food Bucks incentive program for 2012. This one page summary provides a quick overview of […]
At FFN, we engage with stakeholders from many walks of life: low-income consumers who receive SNAP benefits, health care providers who serve low-income communities, community […]
This infographic is a great snapshot of the results of FFN’s Strenthening Detroit Voices Telephone Town Hall.
As part of FFN’s Strenthening Detroit Voices project, FFN reached out to low-income families hampered by an inability to access healthy food in Detroit by […]
Heralded by The New York Times as “an important, accessible book on a crucial subject,” Oran Hesterman’s 2011 book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System […]
By Kate Fitzgerald, FFN Senior Policy Advisor As we work to inform the debate on important food and agriculture policy initiatives, such as the Farm […]
What would be the economic impact of encouraging residents in and around Detroit to purchase more local food and beverages? In a word – major. […]
This report assesses the current environment and potential for change in two cities where the need for food justice is particularly acute: Detroit and Oakland.
Report from Convening in Holyoke, MA, and Dublin, NH, March 1-3, 2010. In March of 2010, Fair Food Network took a step to gather key […]