FOOD SECURITY FUND

VISION

Create a food secure Greater High Point community through sustainable projects.

CONCEPT

Find, foster, and fund projects to create a food secure community.

GRANT PROCESS

The Food Security Fund is designed to fund sustainable projects which focus on creating food security in the Greater High Point area, including Jamestown, Archdale, and Trinity.  These grants require an action or a return on investment by the recipient such as education, development of sustainable projects, and some form of giving back to the community

Informational Sessions

Grant Application Open

Review of Applications

Reveal of Grant Recipients

February 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm &

February 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm

United Way of Greater High Point

815 Phillips Ave, High Point, NC 

February 4th, 2020 8:30AM -

March 9th, 2020 1:00PM

March 12th, 2020 - April 8th, 2020

April 16th, 2020

Small Grant

Application

2020 GRANT

 RECIPIENT SPOTLIGHT

Crock-Pot cooking class at the YWCA Teaching Kitchen

 Junior League of High Point

$1,417.75 

  • The funds awarded will pay for a registered dietician to teach the class and will also purchase Crock-Pots, cooking utensils, spices, and ingredients for each participant. The  class will be for African American, Hispanic, and refugee populations, along with low-income mothers. 

Drozik’s Youth Gardening and

Mentorship Program

Growing High Point

$2,500

  • The youth mentored through this program will learn about sustainable urban farming, how to operate a neighborhood farm stand, and the entrepreneurial skills used by urban farmers.

Support for High Point Community Gardens

Growing High Point

$2,950

  • Awarded funding will be used to purchase tools and lumber for six community gardens in High Point. 

Bountiful Harvest Garden

West End Ministries

$3,800

  • The requested funding will be used to purchase needed equipment that will enable West End to keep the garden operating at maximum potential. The equipment to be purchased includes a utility dump trailer/wagon, a gas powered tiller, and several smaller tools. 

Oakview Recreation Center Food Education

Home Grown Heroes

$2,500 

  • The funding will be used for after school and summer food education programming for youth and families at the Oakview Recreation Center. They will combine their Kitchenology and Junior Chef courses with the Nourishing NC community garden initiative. 

Nurturing Resilient Roots 

Guilford Urban Farming Initiative/Tiny Homes Community Development

 $3,952 

  • This grant will be used for the development of a community garden at the Tiny Homes development, located in the Burns Hill Community. The goal of this project is to teach children about gardening. Any extra food produced will be donated. 

Growing High Point Food Hub

Growing High Point

$3,100 

  • This grant will fund the initial operations of the Growing High Point Food Hub, which includes online vegetable distribution and the collection and redistribution of donated, locally grown vegetables. The funds will be used for the marketing software and equipment, along with other operational supplies.

Bountiful Harvest Garden

West End Ministries

$4,000

  • This grant, in addition to matching grants received, will help West End Ministries hire a  Community Garden Coordinator. This job will be responsible for overseeing the Bountiful Harvest Garden, garden samplings, and providing teaching opportunities in the garden.

Eatery Sprout Project

D-UP Inc.

 $4,000 

  • Eatery Sprout is a grass roots initiative for Washington Street community youth and their families, targeting holistic change in food security with overall health, social, and economic success, which will be accomplished through ongoing collaborations. Grant dollars will pay for kitchen appliances, which will be used in education programs that showcase healthy meals and the culinary arts. The funds will also be used to fund an education garden.

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