Farm Fresh to Urban Communities in the Midwest

$17,075 $0
Raised Remaining


Growing Power is dedicated to bringing fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables to our local community and beyond.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Milwaukee has been called the "most segregated city in America" and according to a recent study had the highest rate of obesity among African-Americans in the United States. The overwhelmingly minority north side of Milwaukee exists as a "food desert" with little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Similar situations exist in most Upper Midwest "rust belt" cities, including Chicago. Growing Power is committed to making good food accessible and affordable in these cities and others.

How will this project solve this problem?

Growing Power has created a "Midwest Alliance for a Healthy Future" to combat hunger, malnutrition and obesity in the Midwest Region, and to create a national model to combat these problems nationwide. This project is in concert with the USDA.

Potential Long Term Impact

The goal is to create sustainable communities "from the ground up" by creating self-sustaining community food systems that will serve as a foundation for economic development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $17,075

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $17,075 .  The original project funding goal was $15,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Growing Power

Milwaukee, WI, United States

Project Leader

Cassie Brayton

Milwaukee, WI United States

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Map of Farm Fresh to Urban Communities in the Midwest
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