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Bring more fresh, healthy food to people who need it

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Finalist #1: The Junior League of Boston
Project Name: Kids In The Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen teaches girls about healthy eating and physical fitness. Winning this grant would expand this programming, give families in need groceries and recipes, and purchase a stove for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club for family dinners and cooking in East Boston. Junior League of Boston is a 1000 member women’s non-profit, founded in 1906, dedicated to developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action of trained volunteers.

Finalist #2: Urban Farming Institute
Project Name: Training the Next Crop of Urban Farmers

The Urban Farming Institute (UFI) uses vacant land to create green jobs and entrepreneurs in Boston’s underserved neighborhoods. UFI fuels the growth of urban farming in Boston, as the driving force to legalize urban agriculture, build public support, and lobby for funding statewide. This summer, led by Roxbury-native Bobby Walker, UFI will train a new cohort of local residents in our 29-week course, engage over 700 community volunteers, and sell produce at low-income farmer’s markets.

Finalist #3: Backyard Growers
Project Name: GROW IT Gloucester. The Power of Growing One’s Own Food

Backyard Growers is a grassroots organization based in Gloucester that provides resources and support to establish vegetable gardens and provide healthy eating learning opportunities at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. In the end we create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food. Our project includes expanding our Salad Days and Riverdale Grown school and community garden programs, providing students with seed-to-fork experiences and increasing access to fresh food.