The Wallace Center supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy.
We do this by:
- Cultivating learning networks and communities of practice. We link networks of practitioners, researchers, public and private sectors, partners and media, building relationships that support sustainable food systems change.
- Bringing lessons to a broader audience. We create spaces to share knowledge and understand pathways to impact, and bring these to a broader audience of funders, policymakers, media, and the public.
- Identifying and piloting emerging models. We catalyze shifts in regional food systems thinking and practice, emphasizing market-based models that improve the health of economies, communities, and the environment.
- Linking good food funders to on-the-ground work. We support promising innovations and new models by connecting funders and investors with food systems research and practice, and by acting as an intermediary for grantmaking and technical assistance.
- Building food systems capacity through technical assistance. We support efforts to bring greater access to healthy food for all communities by providing a broad range of technical assistance across all projects.
NGFN Food Hub Collaboration
- The Pasture Project: Expanding Grass-based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest
- Increasing Farmer Success in Local Food Markets in the Deep South: Mississippi & Alabama
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