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Do you have a great idea to benefit the Indy food system? Neighborhood Food Champions combines leadership, education, and program support to make your idea a reality. And there is still time to apply!

The application period has been extended - submit your application by January 23!

A Neighborhood Food Champion is an individual seeking to create opportunities for their community to improve its food security and access.

Each Neighborhood Food Champion will receive comprehensive training to sustain a community-based project and a project award for your food-related project.

  • The program starts February 15th - consecutive Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm, via Zoom.

Participation in this program requires:

  • Interest in the food issues of your community.

  • Attend a weekly 2-hour workshop for 12 weeks.

  • Identified food-related projects to work with.

  • 16 and older (Under 18 must have permission from a guardian).

  • Proposal submission after 12 weeks of workshops.

  • Submit a final report at the end of the program.

  • A presentation to other participants in the program and members of the community.

  • Completion of a W-9 Form.

  • Must be a resident in Marion County, Indianapolis.

We are looking for individuals who have ideas that:

  • Demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to long term solutions to address equitable food access

  • Demonstrate a connection with residents and organizations in their neighborhood

  • A clear understanding of what food access and food insecurity looks like in their neighborhood

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