The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit, working throughout the United States to improve access to healthy, affordable food.
In Philadelphia, where The Food Trust was founded in 1992, the organization is committed to working with partners like the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Get Healthy Philly initiative to create a comprehensive solution to the issue of food access, improving the health of families and communities through nutrition education, improved school food environments, farmers markets, healthier food options in corner stores, new and expanded supermarkets and healthy food marketing campaigns and other programs.
Across the country, The Food Trust is working with local partners to spread the success of Philadelphia's initiatives.
And at the national level, The Food Trust has been a lead partner organization for Voices for Healthy Kids, a collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The Food Trust is also an advocate for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, serves as the Pennsylvania lead agency for the National Farm to School Initiative, founded and co-convenes the National Healthy Corner Store Network and is a partner in the nationwide Healthy Food Access Portal, a resource for communities committed to improving food access.
At the international level, The Food Trust has offered technical assistance to groups interested in replicating our successful models for nutrition education and increasing access to affordable and healthy foods.