The Food Trust

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The Food Trust is a nonprofit organization that helps make healthy food accessible to the underprivileged. It was founded in 1992 by Duane Perry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The goal of the organization is to improve the health of children and adults by providing better nutrition. The Food Trust supports local farms and advocates healthy food access for everyone. It is currently operating 25 farmer's markets in the Philadelphia region. The markets accept SNAP/food stamps (EBT/Access cards), Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers and Philly Food Bucks. The Food Trust is funded by private foundations, government grants, and individual donors.


In 1992, The Food Trust began directing nutrition education classes for inner-city children at Reading Terminal Market, a Philadelphia farmer's market. The organization proceeded to open its first farmer's market at Tasker Homes, a public housing development in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia.


The Food Trust has a private-public partnership with Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI). Since its launch in 2004, FFFI has funded 83 supermarket projects throughout the state. The $85 million partnership is managed by The Reinvestment Fund. It has provided funding for 88 fresh-food retail projects in 34 Pennsylvania counties, creating or preserving more than 5,023 jobs.



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