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June 20, 2024: Introducing The Food Trust's 2024 Farmers Market Season

 Continuing a 30-plus-year tradition of infusing Philadelphia communities with fresh fruits and vegetables, The Food Trust is thrilled to launch its 2024 farmers market season with a slate of multi-vendor farmers markets (year-round) and smaller seasonal farm stands (July-October) located in neighborhoods across the city. In an effort to increase affordability of fresh produce, all Food Trust farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT, Food Bucks, WIC and Senior Checks and cash, and many vendors also accept debit/credit. In addition, The Food Trust’s talented nutrition educators will provide weekly live cooking demonstrations at all of our seasonal farm stands, where customers can receive nutrition tips, food samples and Food Bucks.

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June 10, 2024: Request for Proposals - Cooking Matters Evaluation

The Food Trust is pleased to release a Request for Proposal (RFP), which seeks an evaluator to conduct an impact evaluation of Cooking Matters’ new curriculum, Cooking Matters Core. Cooking Matters Core is designed to help organizations and implementers reach individuals, caregivers and families with dynamic content about purchasing and preparing delicious, nutritious foods. The evaluation will test Cooking Matters Core’s impact on purchasing and preparing foods that meet nutrition, budget, and personal needs.

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RFP response due: July 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST
Send proposals and questions to: Heidi Gorniok at hgorniok@thefoodtrust.org with subject line “Cooking Matters Core Evaluation: [Insert Organization Name]”
Desired start date: July 15, 2024
Desired completion date: September 30, 2025

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Feb. 26, 2024: The Food Trust Acquires Nationally Renowned Nutrition Education Program "Cooking Matters"

The Food Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cooking Matters. This nationally recognized nutrition education program, developed by Share Our Strength in 1993, has reached nearly 1 million individuals through courses, tours and flexible lessons in communities across the country. The program includes interactive, evidence-based curricula and resources for children, families and adults; its customizable lessons and toolkits focus on shopping and cooking healthy meals on a limited budget within a variety of community-based settings.

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Nov. 8, 2023: Introducing the Nutrition Navigator, a Free Multi-Language Mapping Resource

The culmination of a multi-year, multi-partner effort to help residents navigate their local food system, The Food Trust, the Bainum Family Foundation and the Montgomery County Food Council are pleased to announce the launch of the Nutrition Navigator (found at map.thefoodtrust.org). This interactive, multi-language, free online community resource map, currently focused on the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. regions, gives residents a clear and comprehensive picture of the healthy food-related programs and resources available to them, from nutrition education and incentive programs, to local points of access and job training opportunities.

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Nov. 1, 2023: Seven FAO Schwarz Fellowships in Social Impact Open for Applications

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation announces that seven new paid two-year Fellowships in social impact hosted by leading nonprofit organizations, including The Food Trust, are now open for applications.

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May 1, 2023: Farmers Market Season Launches with New Year-Round Market in Northern Liberties

The Food Trust’s Farmers Market Program, which operates a network of year-round and seasonal farmers markets across the city of Philadelphia, is launching the 2023 season with the announcement of a brand-new farmers market: Northern Liberties Farmers Market, a partnership with Post Brothers and the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District.

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March 30, 2023: The Food Trust Appoints Three Board Members

The Food Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors:

  • Susan Buehler, Chief Communications Officer, PJM Interconnection
  • Richard Harris, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Dr. Senbagam Virudachalam, MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); faculty member and primary care physician, CHOP; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, UPenn
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November 17, 2022: Community Mural Unveiling in Camden, NJ

The Food Trust, in collaboration with local artist Bert Trinidad, the Camden County Department of Health and Camden Lutheran Housing Inc., invite members of the media and Camden residents to come together to celebrate the unveiling of Welcome to North Camden, a mural created by and for the Camden community.

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April 20, 2022: 2022-27 Strategic Plan

The Food Trust, a national nonprofit headquartered in Philadelphia, announces the launch of its 2022-27 strategic plan, “Partners in Promoting Nutrition Security.” The plan, which centers evidence-based programs, community engagement, and policy advocacy, will guide the organization as it fulfills its mission of ensuring delicious, nutritious food for all.

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