Fair Food Matters
Exciting Changes Coming to Fair Food Matters!
Starting in 2001, Fair Food Matters’ original mission was to serve
the community as a resource to educate about food issues relating to
health, environmental responsibility, and social justice. Although
our mission today is not very different, the landscape in which we
exist has changed. We are pleased that many other organizations are
now engaged in food systems work and that these issues are at the
forefront. As such, big changes are underway for 2016 at Fair Food
To continue to address needs in our
local food system, two of our main programs, Growing Matters
, will be transforming into different non-profit
organizations. This will allow each to have greater positive impact
in the community.
The Fair Food Matters you know and love will focus solely on its
original program, Growing Matters Garden, directed by longtime
program manager, Heather Crull. The Can-Do Kitchen will be branching
out to become a new full-fledged 501c3 focusing on food business
incubation, directed by program founder, Lucy Dilley, and longtime
program coordinator, Sheena Foster.
Fair Food Matters' Growing Matters
Garden will continue to provide hands-on, garden-based,
experiential learning for K-5 youth at Woodward Elementary School.
In the long-term, we will also explore how to expand programming
to involve more youth in our community.
As a new non-profit, the Can-Do
Kitchen will continue to provide commercial kitchen
space, food business incubation, and workshops to entrepreneurs.
Long term plans include relocating to a larger facility and
increasing access to a more inclusive demographic.
The Can-Do Kitchen and Fair Food Matters' Growing Matters Garden
will start transforming into separate entities this fall. We are
consolidating offices and will operate out of the Can-Do Kitchen
office located at 511 Harrison St. Over the next several months,
you will begin to see two different identities emerging, including
social media, websites, and boards of directors. We're excited
about the upcoming changes and would love to hear from you as we
- Heather Crull – heather(at)fairfoodmatters.org, 492-1270
- Lucy Dilley – lucy(at)fairfoodmatters.org, 492-0261
- Sheena Foster – kitchen(at)fairfoodmatters.org, 492-0261