DONOR SPOTLIGHT

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Just Food is a 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner. 1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change.

 

 

 


 

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For the fall of 2014, Just Salad will be featuring a special "locavore salad" on their fall menu. The best part? A percentage of each salad sold will be donated to Just Food's Fresh Food For All program.

Head over to your nearest Just Salad location to try this locally-sourced salad and support Just Food! 

 

 


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Picture Cook is a new cookbook that's drawn, not written. Each recipe is rendered as a flowchart-like drawing like nothing ever before seen in a cookbook. Great for visual learners, design lovers and foodies alike, this cheery little cookbook packs in over 50 recipes covering everything from omelets to chocolate cake. Author and artist Katie Shelly is generously donating a portion of the profits  to Just Food.

Katie explains, "While I was working on this cookbook, testing recipes and making epic grocery store runs, I felt very aware of my great fortune and privilege. I wanted to do something positive and visible in the spirit of sharing. I chose Just Food because I like their two-pronged approach of connecting the dots between the rural and the urban—they help local, small farmers get the resources that they need to compete with big, industrial-scale farms, and they also help residents of underserved city neighborhoods get equal access to fresh, wonderful, delicious healthy food."

"I hope that by donating a portion of my book earnings to Just Food, I can encourage fans of the book to stay mindful of their good fortunes, the same way I felt while I was creating the book. I also hope I can encourage other authors and artists to use their books, albums, and other projects as a vehicle for positivity and sharing, even as their more business-minded collaborators aren't thinking on that wavelength."

 


FRESH is an inspiring documentary, made by acclaimed documentarian and friend of Just Food, ana Sofia joanes. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

FRESH is offering a generous discount on DVD purchases to Just Food fans as well as donating a portion of those sales to our organization. Watch the trailer below or order a copy to be inspired!

Use discount code: JustFreshFood for 20% off and an automatic $8 donation to Just Food from FRESH!

 


 

John & Elana Talk about Food is a delightful blog written by Italian brother/sister duo John and Elana Iaciofano. This holiday season, these friends of Just Food have set out on their first cookbook adventure, producing a beautiful book of delicious pizzas. Top Your Pizza was a labor of love, but the authors wanted to be able to share more than their recipes. They have generously decided to donate 80% of the book’s sales to Just Food.

According to Elana, “It's exciting to give back, especially to a cause and organization that I really believe in. I'm hoping that the cookbook sales will help with Just Food's mission while also increasing people's awareness on how to make excellent pizza (with local and seasonal ingredients, of course)!”

Click here for more information and to purchase your own copy of Top Your Pizza!

 


 

In November 2010, Just Food was thrilled to receive Bank of America’s prestigious Neighborhood Builders® Award. The award recognizes Just Food for its work building healthy New York City communities through fresh, healthy, locally-grown food.  In addition to a generous 2-year grant, each organization participates in Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Program® with other nonprofit leaders from 44 communities across the United States and London.

The Fresh Food For All and City Farms Markets programs, featured below, are just two of six Just Food programs that connect local residents, farms, and organizations with the resources and support they need to grow, cook, and find good food.

Neighborhood Excellence Initiatve from Just Food on Vimeo.

Just Food’s Fresh Food For All Program, including the Local Produce Link partnership with United Way, connects food pantries with local farmers to provide fresh produce and cooking demonstrations to encourage clients to make simple, healthy and delicious meals for their families. The program works with more than 45 food pantries city-wide.

The City Farms Markets are community-run farmers markets that are closely linked to community gardens or urban farms and are started by members of the community who want to bring fresh, affordable food to their neighborhoods. Just Food provides training, materials and technical support to the City Farms Market network, which has grown to include 18 markets for the 2011 season.

 


 

Barefoot Books, an award-winning children’s book publishing company, is generously donating a percentage of sales on select book titles to Just Food.

Barefoot Books is dedicated to bringing high-quality art and story to children from all walks of life. Barefoot Books is committed to nurturing a love of reading in a way that encourages children to explore their creativity and discover the diversity of the world’s many cultures and traditions.

We hope that you will participate in this fundraiser and take advantage of adding these vibrant, educational and fun books to your library. Click here to shop Just Food’s Barefoot Books Library.

 


 

Edible Communities Publications

On July 29, 2009 Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan hosted Good Beer at BAM, an event showcasing great local food and craft brewers. They used the opportunity to highlight organizations working to create access to healthy food in New York City. Just Food was honored to be selected as one of only two nonprofit beneficiaries of this exciting culinary event. We thank the Edible Communities for their generous support!

Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan have been longtime champions of Just Food’s work. In addition to sponsoring Let Us Eat Local 2008, they have covered our work in their publications, and in spring 2009, Edible Communities honored Just Food with a 2009 Local Hero Award.

Edible Communities, Inc. is a publishing and information services company that creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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