Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred United States-based groups who are cultivating a better food system, including these four from Kansas:
Grains for Hope is an organization started by high school students in Sabetha, KS that works internationally to eradicate global hunger. Over the past decade, the student group has sent 25 tons of fortified grain products from Kansas to those in need in Mozambique.
Kansas Association of Community Action Programs (KACAP) is a membership association in Kansas that aims to end poverty by connecting local, state, private, and federal efforts that provide low-income individuals access to resources and opportunities, so those individuals may achieve economic stability. KACAP partners with Kansas Action for Children to address food insecurity among youth, and raises awareness of and support for federal food assistance programs.
The Kansas Food Bank has served the state’s 105 counties since 1984, partnering with 500 smaller anti-hunger organizations. Each week, they help distribute food to over 137,000 people in need.
Kansas Rural Center brings the state’s farmers together in an effort to support family farms, their communities’ economies, and a healthy food system. They sponsor research on different systems of farming, offer advice to farmers on new techniques and strategies, and advocate for pollinator conservation.