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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

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Small Grant

Application

Large Grant

Application

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Resources for Cedar Street Community Garden

$250

  • This funding will provide a wheel barrow, two portable greenhouses, a compost bin, and shovels for the Cedar Street Community Garden.  The Cedar Street Community Garden began in 2016 since then the Community Garden has partnered with D-Up to teach youth where their food comes from and how to eat healthy. 

Hayden-Harman Foundation - Growing High Point

The Community Learning Garden

$3,633

  • The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point received interest from their aging adults in the William Booth Garden Apartments to pair youth at the Boys and Girls Club with a senior adult to work together in the garden.  This program has two benefits, the youth will have the senior adults to guide them and the senior adults will have a healthy outlet for physical activity.  The harvested vegetables and fruits will be offered to residents and families to give them healthy alternatives.  This funding will allow them to purchase lumber, hardware, and fencing for this project.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point

Tools for Twin Oaks Urban Farm

$4,517

  • Twin Oaks Urban Farm will be using these funds to purchase specific tools needed to improve operations and sustain community engagement on a no-till urban market farm.  Jose will use these tools and methods to mentor other farmers with no-till methods.  These tools will also be available for existing and future urban farmers within the Greater High Point Community upon request.  Some of the tools are two caterpillar tunnel Quonset pro, Jang JP-1 Push Seeder, Tilther, 20 Round Trip Totes, and Broadfork.

Hayden-Harman Foundation - Growing High Point

GAP Certified Post-Harvest Facility

$31,400

  • The GAP Certified Post-Harvest Facility (18’x36’) will provide a space for washing, packaging, and storing vegetables in a facility that will provide support for Growing High Point’s Urban Farm Leaders with room to expand to other local farmers.  This facility allows local farmers to prepare and package their produce to sell to local restaurants and create a central storage location for produce to be sold at the High Point Farmers Market.  This building will serve as a space for community engagement, with volunteering and teaching opportunities.  The space outside of the facility will be used for community gatherings such as potlucks and barbecues. 

Hayden-Harman Foundation - Growing High Point

LEAP2FEED

$1,000

  • These funds will be used to purchase teaching garden tools and supplies providing an educational opportunity for youth in the program and their families.  The food grown in the garden will be used to prepare meals for their program.  The garden coordinator is taking feedback from the kids who participated last year to tailor the programming to their interests this year.

High Point LEAP

RX for Produce & Better Health

$4,200

  • RX for Produce & Better Health will be distributing 400 vouchers 10.00 to be redeemed at the High Point Farmers Market.  These vouchers will be prescribed by a High Point Health Department provider with accompanying nutrition information handouts related to their chronic condition.  The individuals receiving these vouchers will also be able to attend a nutrition class entitled “Eating Healthy On A Budget” where they will receive information on purchasing, preparing, and storing healthy foods.  This program has already been implemented in Greensboro with a partnership between the Guilford County Department of Public Health and Moses Cone Health System.   

High Point Farmers Market & High Point Health Department

Tumaini-Hope Community Garden

$5,000

  • The Tumaini-Hope Community Garden would use these funds to allow the focus of the garden to be on refugee and immigrant integration while extending resources out to the wider community.  Currently the group has 52 individuals participating in the garden and are using no pesticides on the land.  The funds allow World Relief to install a sanitation facility, fencing, and beautification of the garden.  The food grown in 2018 in the garden totaled over 8 barrels each weighing between 335lbs – 350lbs.  Extra produce was put at the World Relief office for other clients to take home.

World Relief Triad