The Alaska Food Policy Council is proud to once again partner with the Anchorage Mayor's Office to award a second round of Local Food Mini-Grants for projects focused on increasing local food production and access in the Municipality of Anchorage. The response to the call for proposals was fantastic, with 16 strong applications -- of which 12 were funded. Congratulations to the awardee groups and individuals from:
Mt. View Community Center for Boys and Girls Club
Girdwood Community Garden Project
First Congregational Church
Chanshtnu Muldoon Community Food Forest Project
Campbell STEM Elementary School
Woodland Park Boys and Girls Club
Bayshore Elementary School
Susitna Elementary School
Alaska Seeds of Change
Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
Independent citizens who will hold a gardening workshop at a local farmers market.
Projects range from school gardens, to community gardens, to food-focused, community-engaged educational programming.
This year is a little different, in that awardees are asked to share project updates via social media posts -- so stay tuned for shares through the AFPC Facebook page! Given the popularity of the grant program and the positive outcomes of the awarded projects, AFPC is keen to explore opportunities to expand the number, geographical distribution, and size of the awards. If you would like to explore ways to partner with AFPC in future mini-grant initiatives, please contact AFPC board member Liz H. Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org!