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The Food Project Recognized in the 2015 Annual Good Food Org Guide

We are thrilled to announce that The Food Project was chosen by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation for their exemplary work in creating a fairer and more sustainable food system.

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the second annual Good Food Org Guide featuring nearly 1,000 food-related nonprofits across the United States, including The Food Project.

The first annual 2014 Good Food Org Guide was released as the definitive guide to organizations—national and state-by-state—who are making an impact with their work. The 2014 Guide was viewed and downloaded by more than 100,000 individuals.

This year’s guide will be released at the James Beard Food Conference on October 19, 2015. Its list was determined by distinguished experts, including past recipients of the James Beard Leadership Award, and food and agriculture leaders.

The Food Project was included, for the second year in a row, based on their work building community-owned and -operated food systems through sustainable distribution networks that make healthy food affordable and accessible to community residents, while valuing the work of the farmer and the long-term health of the land.

This year’s guide has tripled in size and includes new features such as categories and an online interactive mapping and search tool. This brand new website ( allows users to search by keyword, location, and category in order to explore the organizations they are most interested in. Every organization, including The Food Project, has its own unique profile page including contact information, description, logo, social media links, directions, and photos.

The Food Project’s Executive Director James Harrison said, “We are honored to be included in this year’s Good Food Org Guide. Our work in Lynn and the Dudley neighborhood of Boston creating win-win distribution models that are both profitable and sustainable for farmers and affordable for low-income customers is integral to building a healthy food system that is accessible to all. Thank you to the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank for recognizing our work, and congratulations to all of the other organizations leading food system change across the country.”

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