FreshLo grantees across the country are developing innovative approaches to economic development, cultural expression and health through food-oriented development. In 2017, The Kresge Foundation granted $4.6 million to communities to implement projects. Each organization completed a one-year planning phase to address the needs of their community and engage residents in the design of the project in order to receive implementation funding.
Green Opportunities is using their FreshLo planning grant to develop a comprehensive strategy that will strengthen their food programs to impact creative revitalization of the Southside neighborhood in ways that are inclusive and neighborhood-driven.
- FreshLo grantees share stories of food, culture and community revitalization at October convening 10/31/19
- Food, culture, entrepreneurship on the menu at community-led Mercado Esperanza 10/30/19
- FreshLo grantees from across U.S. gather to share progress, ideas and reflect on meaning of their work 10/18/18
National Program Office
DAISA Enterprises serves as the National Program Office for FreshLo. With expertise working at the nexus of food, health, economy and community, the DAISA team provides strategic guidance for the initiative, manages daily operations, supports strategic learning, and works with FreshLo partners to build capacity.
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