Farm to Fork: Cultivating Grassroots Capacity to Transform Food Access

Project Overview (PDF)

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2007
Project End Date: June 30, 2008 - No Cost Extension through October 31, 2008
Award Amount: $49,769

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce nutrition-related health risks and disparities in an inner-city, African-American, Milwaukee neighborhood by expanding a community-based health coalition and improving access to nutritious, affordable food through a comprehensive, farm-to-fork strategy and pilot programs.

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  Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Urban Open Space Foundation, Inc.

  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Highlighted in PolicyLink about Johnsons Park revitalization process and the Health Alliance as a best practice – Delivering Equitable Development to a Recovering Louisiana: A State Policy Guide for 2008 and Beyond. PolicyLink.
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the coalition’s work, including the Neighbor to Neighbor vision for community health
    • Featured in an article on the Outpost Exchange, a monthly publication of the Outpost Food Coop
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the 4th Street Forum discussing how communities can partner to pool resources to not have to tap into State and Capital funds
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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