The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the second annual Good Food Org Guide featuring nearly 1,000 food related nonprofits across the United States.
This definitive guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in each of the 50 States including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. This year's guide was released at the James Beard Food Conference on October 19.
"We were thrilled to collaborate with the James Beard Foundation in creating this helpful and practical tool that will shed light on all the great organizations working to improve the food system," says Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank.
Only nonprofit, scholarly, and municipal initiatives have been selected in order to spotlight efforts that are focused on community building and engagement, advocacy, and service. The list was determined by distinguished experts, including past recipients of the James Beard Leadership Award and food and agriculture leaders.
This year's guide has tripled in size and includes new features such as categories and an online interactive mapping and search tool. This brand new website (www.goodfoodorgguide.com) allows users to search by keyword, location, and category in order to explore the organizations they are most interested in. Every organization has its own unique profile page including contact information, description, logo, social media links, directions, and photos.
"This year's guide highlights the exemplary work being done by hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and it is more user-friendly, allowing anyone to search for organizations in a simple, practical way. We hope this Guide will become the go-to place for finding the good food organizations nearest you," says Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.