Food Tank, James Beard Foundation Debut Good Food Org Guide


Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation have collaborated on the Good Food Org Guide, a definitive list of organizations around the country tackling a wide range of important food policy issues.

Food industry think tank Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, along with a food system advisory group, have developed the first annual “Good Food Org Guide,” a list of nonprofit organizations that are “doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.”

In order to highlight efforts focused on community-building, advocacy, and service, only “nonprofit, scholarly, and municipal initiatives” have been included.

The guide was launched officially during the James Beard Food Conference on Monday, October 27, and includes groups —both state and national — which work to promote public health awareness and food education, as well as battle issues of obesity, food waste, and malnutrition.

Groups have been selected for their work with indigenous communities to “preserve traditions, culture, and biodiversity,” and for the simple mission of encouraging individuals to cook more of their own food, an act which Mark Bittman recently identified as one of the most valuable tenets of one’s personal food policy.

“We hope this guide will serve as a resource for chefs, farmers, students, advocates, and others to find the resources they need about the growing good food movement in the U.S.,” says Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.