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Wallace Center Announces RFP for National Good Food Network Regional Team Leads

SEED FUNDING FOR MOVING GOOD FOOD INTO LARGER-SCALE MARKETS: Wallace Center seeks regional leaders for national good food network.

The Wallace Center at Winrock International seeks proposals from organizations and collaborative efforts ready to serve as Regional Lead Teams (RLT) in the emerging National Good Food Network. Awards of up to $30,000 are available to a total of seven teams focused on moving good food – healthy, green, fair, affordable food – beyond the direct-marketing realm into larger scale, wholesale channels.
 
Regional Lead Team applicants have the flexibility to design their work plans and budgets within the available funding limit and the required one-to-one match. Activities, however, must tie directly to facilitating movement of good food into larger-scale markets and must include ensuring this work also addresses the availability and affordability of good food for those with limited means. Candidates will present a clear set of priorities along with strategies and activities for accomplishing specific outcomes.
 
The Wallace Center at Winrock International has been a key organization in fostering a more sustainable food and agricultural system in the United States since 1983. During this time it has employed research, policy analysis and education in order to drive change that benefits farmers, urban and rural communities, our natural resources and the health of our citizens. Today, the Center continues to provide leadership to further the development of sustainable and equitable agriculture and food systems through national and regional program design and implementation, policy analysis, research and technical assistance.
 
The application deadline is June 16, 2008. For more information, contact:
 
Cari Beth Head
Communications Manager, Community Food Enterprise Initiative
Wallace Center at Winrock International
cbhead@winrock.org

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