National Good Food Network: Request for Proposals

      Posted On: April 4, 2008

Seed Funding for Moving Good Food into Larger-Scale Markets
Wallace Center seeks regional leaders for National Good Food Network

The Wallace Center at Winrock International seeks proposals from organizations and collaborative efforts ready to serve as Regional Lead Teams (RLT) in the National Good Food Network. This emerging network supports and integrates nonprofit and for-profit work to build needed value chains, relationships, systems, and infrastructure in order to bring more good food to more people. Awards of up to $30,000 are available to a total of seven teams focused on moving good food – healthy, green, fair, affordable food – beyond the direct-marketing realm into larger scale, wholesale channels.

Regional Lead Team applicants have the flexibility to design their work plans and budgets within the available funding limit and the required one-to-one match. Activities, however, must tie directly to facilitating movement of good food into larger-scale markets and must include ensuring this work also addresses the availability and affordability of good food for those with limited means. Candidates will present a clear set of priorities along with strategies and activities for accomplishing specific outcomes.

The Wallace Center at Winrock International has been a key organization in fostering a more sustainable food and agricultural system in the United States since 1983. During this time it has employed research, policy analysis and education in order to drive change that benefits farmers, urban and rural communities, our natural resources and the health of our citizens. Today, the Center continues to provide leadership to further the development of sustainable and equitable agriculture and food systems through national and regional program design and implementation, policy analysis, research and technical assistance.

For more information, and to view the full Request for Proposals, please visit the National Good Food Network site.

To download the full Request for Proposals as a PDF, please click here.

Note: The application deadline is June 16, 2008.