Foundation creates award to spur local, sustainable food practices
The Henry P. Kendall Foundation, a philanthropic group that aims to create a more sustainable food system in New England, has announced its creation of the New England Food Vision Prize.
The foundation is inviting foodservice leaders from colleges and universities throughout New England to submit their ideas on how to create a stronger food system that will help the region produce at least half of its own food by 2060.
Qualifying ideas must be collaborative and replicable, among other requirements. The foundation hopes that by reaching out to large food purchasers, like colleges and universities, it can make greater strides in supporting local farmers and fishermen, foundation Executive Director Andy Kendall said in a statement.
Up to six awards will be announced each year through 2023. Winners will receive $250,000 over a span of two years to help execute their ideas.