The Food Project's FY17 Annual Report

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A Message from Our Board Chair Dear Friend of The Food Project, In 1991, change took root when The Food Project first gathered 18 young people from the city and suburbs to farm just over 2 acres in Lincoln, MA. These young people learned to work together across race and class, and saw how these differences affected who has access to healthy food. Today, The Food Project’s 1,800 alumni are ambassadors for bridging difference and advancing food justice. Our mission remains as relevant as ever.

Board of Trustees 2017 Fiscal Year Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2017 Linda McQuillan, Chair Kim Reid, Clerk W. Andrew Mims, Treasurer Nikkia A., Youth Nora Carey Rosemary Infante Costello Annalisa Di Palma Rachel E., Youth Sarah C. Gould A. Prebles Jaques Natasha Lamb Anmol Mehra Jeffrey M., Youth Midori Morikawa Evan O., Youth Karleen Porcena Christopher C. Powell Diane G. Remin Charles H. Riemenschneider Katie A. Ryan Janet E. Selcer Joseph F. Stein, Jr. Peter B. Von Mertens Carolyn Zern

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On the cover: Kayla P., 16, Boston, Seed Crew ‘17, weeding on the Langdon Street Farm in Roxbury Top of page: Seed Crew on the Baker Bridge Farm in Lincoln

Change continued taking root in 2017, as The Food Project empowered young people with the resources to make a change in their communities. In Lynn and Boston, Dirt Crew built 83 gardens, including the Warren Park Community Garden (see p. 3). To date, youth have built 1,248 raised-bed gardens, expanding access to fresh food in urban areas. While the number of beds is impressive, the relationships built between youth, staff, and the community are even more so. In keeping with The Food Project’s strategic vision, in 2017 we helped launch Lynn Grows, a partnership of community organizations who share values around food system change. We advocated for increased HIP funding (see p. 8) which enabled our neighbors to purchase more fresh, healthy food. While change starts small and takes time, the communities we serve witness it every day. I am proud of the young leaders who play a role in driving this change. As I write this in 2018, I’m reminded that former executive director J. Harrison was instrumental in making much of this work a reality. J. left The Food Project this past spring due to illness, and we miss his steady presence, generous spirit, and leadership every day. I speak with J. regularly, and thankfully, his health is improving. I hope you will all join me in wishing J. a speedy recovery and the best for his family. Currently, The Food Project is searching for a new executive director to lead us into the next phase of growth. I plan to remain in this role until the search is complete. I want to acknowledge that this FY17 Annual Report is being released later than originally scheduled. An unusual set of circumstances stalled the production of this publication. Please be assured that you can expect the FY18 Annual Report in the spring of 2019. Finally, on behalf of The Food Project, I would like to thank all of our individual donors, family and private foundations, and business and community partners, who make our work possible. We are humbled by your trust and generosity. Sincerely,

Linda McQuillan Chair, Board of Trustees Interim Executive Director


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Contents

3 Growing 4 Mobilizing 5 Measuring 6 Inspiring 7 Leading 8 Realizing

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Youth Profile Rediet (Red) H., 19, Lynn

Red’s journey to The Food Project was not a “typical” experience. When she joined Seed Crew in 2015, she had only lived in the U.S. for four years.

She was still learning English and adjusting to her new life in Lynn, MA after immigrating from Ethiopia. Her anxiety began to fade on the first day of Seed Crew. “I felt like I walked into a big family dinner I hadn’t been to in years. That’s how warm the train station felt with all the people in green shirts laughing and talking to each other. Right there and then, I knew I wanted to be a part of that family.”

After that first day, Red wholeheartedly joined The Food Project family working as a Seed Crew member and progressing to a peer leader A nervous 17 year old, Red worried about finding her place. in Root Crew. During her three

years with The Food Project, Red discovered how she could make a difference. “I didn’t fully realize the power of my community until I started working at The Food Project. Being a woman of color in America, it feels like I don’t have a voice. The Food Project gives me the confidence that my voice matters. I am able to connect with my community through the land, and understand the power it has to help my community.” Now a student at Denison University, Red plans to study engineering. We are so proud of Red—of the work she has

accomplished and of the empowered leader she has become.

“Being a woman of color in America, it feels like I don’t have a voice. The Food Project gives me the confidence that my voice matters.”

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199,624 pounds of food harvested

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GROWING THE CHANGE At The Food Project, we believe in the right to food. Anyone who wishes to grow their own food should be able to do so. In Boston and Lynn, we help realize this right by building gardens in backyards and community spaces, and by supporting gardeners with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

Planting Seeds in the Dudley Neighborhood

Tasha Harris—a mother, teacher, and resident of Boston’s Dudley neighborhood—first connected with The Food Project in 2014, when she applied to have a garden built for her family. On a rainy fall Saturday, Dirt Crew arrived at her home in Dorchester to construct a raised-bed in her backyard. Tasha was thrilled. “The youth not only built my garden, they understood the importance of their work as they proudly presented me with a crop

plan! This is something that I still rely on. To me, as a teacher, this was evidence of a rigorous, effective, muchneeded youth program that the youngsters seemed to really enjoy!”

conscientious. I am partnered with The Food Project to plant more seeds within my son’s mind alongside youth from different zip codes, because he needs accomplices in this field of social justice pioneers.”

Inspired by these hardworking youth, Tasha encouraged her son Isaiah to apply for Seed Crew. To a fourteen-year-old, this was a hard sell. “Who wants to sweat, weed, and plant veggies in 90-degree weather? I twisted his arm to apply and he was accepted.”

Three years later, Tasha is an active member on the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee and continues to grow her own vegetables. “Eating locally, organically, and healthy does not come on the cheap,” she said. “With my raised-bed garden, two raised-beds in the Dudley Greenhouse, and the Dudley Farmers Market, I can eat food that’s healthy and won’t break the bank.”

As a parent, Tasha has seen firsthand how working at The Food Project has impacted her son Isaiah—who enjoyed Seed Crew so much he joined Root Crew to deepen his knowledge of food and social justice. Looking back, Tasha reflects, “What intrigued me the most about his growth was that he was much more opinionated, agitated (in a good way), and

Support from The Food Project and fellow growers gives Tasha confidence to grow an abundance of healthy produce and lead her kindergarten class in a unit on gardening. “When I run into a problem and need to troubleshoot,

I can stop into the Dudley Greenhouse and ask the growers working there.” Tasha’s story is a clear example of the collective power of youth, food, and community—and just one of many we hear from parents and residents of Dudley and Lynn who, equipped with tools and the support of energetic young people, can grow the food they desire and develop a stronger connection to what they eat.

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A Place to Grow: Lynn’s Warren Park the prevalence of diabetes, and a lack of access to healthy food choices. Eager to make a change, she approached The Food Project and the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance— partners in Lynn’s community garden initiatives—to build a community garden.

In 2017, Marie Pacius, a resident of Lynn’s Warren Street neighborhood and member of the Lynn Grows steering committee, noticed a problem. A graduate student of public health, she grew increasingly concerned about the health of her neighbors,

Marie imagined a shared space where neighbors felt connected and had a place of their own to grow food. She quickly went to work surveying residents, conducting health screenings, and organizing a health fair. Her neighborhood research illuminated a passion for growing (and eating) fresh, healthy produce. When she

presented the idea to Lynn’s Park Commission, it was met with overwhelming support. The project spurred a buzz of community excitement and activity. By the time The Food Project’s Dirt Crew finished building the garden, residents had already signed up a volunteer garden coordinator, received a donation of several water storage barrels, and had ten neighborhood gardeners interested in plots. “Community gardens haven’t always been a priority in Lynn or in many urban areas,” Marie shared. “The strong partnership between The Food

Project and Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance has created an atmosphere in which residents have the resources and enthusiasm to grow their own food.” Amazing things happen when residents are supported in realizing a vision for change in their own communities. Lynn’s Warren Park Community Garden is a beautiful example of the power of community, and what residents can accomplish together when they are given the resources and guidance to make their passion for good food come to life.

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MOBILIZING THE CHANGE

Building food distribution models that work for local farms, businesses, and residents is a core strategy of The Food Project’s work. Our goal is to increase the availability of affordable healthy food by supporting resident engagement across the food system. To carry out this vision, we work with community partners to innovate, test, and share models that work for everyone.

Ruiz Market: Realizing a Vision for Healthy Food

Ruiz Market employees with new cooler Walking down Dudley Street, it’s common to hear a rich harmony of Vietnamese, Haitian and Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and—in the case of Ruiz Market’s owner, Alex Ruiz—Spanish. Ruiz Market, on the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street, sits across from The Food Project’s Thursday farmers market and has long been a staple of the Dudley neighborhood. Up until this

past season, Alex wasn’t selling any fresh produce despite his customers’ requests. In August of 2017, when The Food Project invited local corner stores to apply for a cooler to store and sell fresh, locally grown produce, Alex was thrilled. “I think this will work! Our neighbors love high quality produce, and knowing that we can refer people from The Food Project’s farmers market makes me confident.” Eliza Parad, Merchant Organizer at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), was crucial in supporting Alex by taking his application verbally—in Spanish. At the Dudley Grows committee meeting in September, residents selected Ruiz’s application and shared recommendations of produce to stock and other ways to serve the community’s needs.

Ruiz’s new cooler is just one result of years of organizing around residents’ vision for the local food system they desire—an initiative called Dudley Grows. In 2014, The Food Project partnered with DSNI and a committee of Dudley residents to facilitate a planning process, which engaged hundreds of residents over a period of nine months. Together, they defined priorities for investment in the food system including “a residentowned supply chain for great food and growing businesses that capture and build neighborhood wealth.” Since then, the Dudley Grows steering committee has met regularly to continue making progress on each of the priorities. The Food Project, Alex Ruiz, and the community are all invested in the success of this initiative. Ruiz Market is now becoming a great spot for fresh food— and we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Lynn Grows a Community Food System If you were to rebuild a food system from the ground up—and make it work for everyone—where would you start? In 2005, The Food Project planted its first seeds in Lynn. Those seeds have since flourished—growing into a network of residents and community partners committed to building a stronger food system. Following on the heels of the successful Dudley Grows initiative, The Food Project began a similar resident-led approach in Lynn in late 2016, now known as Lynn Grows. Lynn Grows was born from a partnership between The Food Project and the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance, which formed a steering committee of community members to lead the process. The committee consists of 30 Lynn residents and city stakeholders—including local food business owners, health care professionals, youth, government officials, senior service advocates, school leadership, and more—who have worked together to define a community vision

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and set of priorities for a more equitable food system. “We are excited to continue working with residents and stakeholders to develop strategies that will build a better food system for everyone in the city,” shared John Wang, The Food Project’s North Shore regional director. The Lynn Grows process began with a series of interactive workshops on equitable food systems, led by The Food Project’s youth crews. In the following phase, the steering committee held dozens of community listening sessions—conducted in both English and Spanish. Listening sessions included an introduction to Lynn Grows, a discussion of the Lynn food system, and an opportunity for participants to offer feedback on the vision and priorities, while sharing their experiences and ideas.

“Lynn Grows is an amazing representation of how much the community cares,” Makenzie Mackin, director of Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance said. “I am excited to see the passion and knowledge of this coalition change the food system for the better.” The community feedback, now incorporated into the Lynn Grows vision and priorities, will guide the group through implementation. With deep roots in the community, Lynn Grows is sure to bear fruit.

Lynn Grows steering committee members


MEASURING THE CHANGE

How do you measure a shift in young hearts and minds? How do you determine the real, long-term value that growing food creates for individuals and communities? The Food Project has long wrestled with these very questions. While countless stories from youth, staff, and community members illustrate the transformative power of this work, we continue to seek meaningful data to support and understand these anecdotes of success.

Introducing Yun-Yun Li:

High Meadows Foundation Organizational Learning Fellow whether or not their work is affecting meaningful change.”

The Food Project was thrilled to welcome Yun-Yun Li, who joined us as an Organizational Learning Fellow during the summer of 2017 to help tackle the question of how to quantify the impact of our work. Yun-Yun’s position is a fellowship for recent graduates of Princeton University and is funded by the Boston-based High Meadows Foundation to support the evaluation component of The Food Project’s Strategic Plan. The High Meadows Foundation supports environmental, educational, and social change work, and has been a long-time partner of The Food Project. “Coming into The Food Project, I had some idea of how challenging both the theoretical and the technical elements of good evaluation can be in an organization working towards systems change,” Yun-Yun shared. Prior to her freshman year, Yun-Yun volunteered with scientists in rural China researching non-toxic methods of pest control. “Pesticide use impacted human health and rural development in ways that were difficult to assess but critical to understand. I started to realize the importance of evaluation, not just for fundraising, but most importantly for enabling organizations to determine

While at Princeton, Yun-Yun focused on gaining experience measuring complex environmental and social justice challenges. Her learning culminated in a senior thesis on the livelihoods, resilience, and conservation ethics of small-scale farming communities in tropical China. During her fieldwork, Yun-Yun learned about the challenges of designing reliable surveys and the importance of drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research techniques to understand these multidimensional issues.

This in-depth evaluation will not only improve our work across youth, food, and community—it will offer critical insights to the wider world about the value of our unique approach and allow us to share much-needed measurement tools with partners in the field. Yun-Yun is excited to continue moving forward. “In the coming year, I cannot wait to see how new partnerships with Boston’s scholarly community can push us to the next level of evaluation that is responsible, robust, and most of all, can make our work even more powerful.”

“At The Food Project, I’ve had new opportunities to expand my research experience,” Yun-Yun said. One of her first projects was a revision of the surveys youth complete before and after their Seed Crew experience. In the coming months, Yun-Yun will create an evaluation plan and mapping project for the Build-a-Garden initiative. “I am excited about the potential for gathering the organization’s collective wisdom and innovation; one possibility is participatory evaluation, where youth, staff, and community members all help discern the impact and value of our work.” Yun-Yun works in partnership with Director of Learning and Design Cindy Davenport. Together, with input from youth and staff, they will embark on a new Youth Outcomes Project designing and implementing a comprehensive system to evaluate our work with youth in Seed Crew, Dirt Crew, and Root Crew.

Yun-Yun washing mixed greens

“In the coming year, I cannot wait to see how new partnerships with Boston’s scholarly community can push us to the next level of evaluation.”

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INSPIRING THE CHANGE

The Food Project’s best work is done locally—rooted in trust built within communities. Through our biannual Institutes, we share our models so others can replicate and adapt them to fit their needs. Each year, we welcome dozens of participants—from Massachusetts to Mozambique— who are working to transform communities through youth leadership and sustainable agriculture. The Institutes continue to inspire and offer examples of what is possible—to bridge differences, improve food systems, and develop leaders of tomorrow.

Community Roots Grow a Movement Eight thousand miles away, in the Nhamatanda district of Mozambique, the small, rural community of Nguiniea is working for change. Though halfway across the globe, this resilient community shares common ground with The Food Project’s neighbors in Dudley and Lynn: its residents are realizing their vision to create a better food system and vastly improve their quality of life. Zachary Lager—founder of Local Development Catalyst Network (LDCN)—is the connection that links The Food Project to the people of Nguiniea. Zach founded LDCN in 2011 to support community-led development creating environmentally sustainable solutions to the challenges they face. Five years later, Zach attended The Food Project’s Institute, hoping to learn from our experience with youth and community engagement, to strengthen LDCN’s efforts back home. Zach shared the story of how this partnership began. While volunteering for a child aid program through a large development organization, Zach came to a life altering realization: “Despite the billions of dollars sent to Africa every year, the resources and knowledge for stimulating change were not reaching the people who needed it most.” While others may have become discouraged and headed home—Zach jumped on his bicycle. Riding around rural Mozambique, he engaged with community leaders and residents to understand the obstacles and opportunities they faced. “On one of those rides, I ended up getting lost on the dirt paths of a small community

Primary school in Nguiniea, built by LDCN

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called Nguineia,” Zach shared. “After talking with community leaders and explaining who I was and what I was doing, they offered me a plot of land where I eventually built a small mud hut that would become both my home and the office of LDCN.”

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Growing up in Lexington, MA—a wealthy suburb of Boston—Zach saw how his privilege blinded him and others in his community from the ways they perpetuated negative trends and patterns in the world. He discovered that meaningful change required a radical shift

LDCN is a clear example of how meaningful change starts small. Like LDCN, The Food Project believes that effective models are rooted in community. in how he approached and implemented development, at home and abroad. Since its founding, LDCN has used a bottom-up approach that puts local community members in the forefront of the development process. Instead of imposing solutions on local African communities, LDCN’s role is to seek out, facilitate, and support community-led initiatives. Over seven years, LDCN built a school to educate 100–150 students each year, created a 1/4 acre vegetable garden, drilled freshwater wells, and installed an irrigation system. A focus of LDCN’s development work is to support sustainable agriculture—providing opportunities for people to gain hands-on experience.

Top: Zach alongside community members in Nguiniea, Bottom: manual borehole drilling for water wells

The Food Project’s models reinforced Zach’s long-held belief that young people—when given the support to make a difference—become empowered to create change. Since the Institute, Zach has launched Sibanye Gap Programs (SGP), an organization that gives youth from the U.S. the opportunity to work with young people from Cape Town, South Africa to implement community development projects and foster friendships across cultural, socio-economic, and racial backgrounds. Looking to the future, Zach hopes to expand SGP to Nguineia and bring the project full circle. Long-term plans include starting a school meal program using produce from the garden and building a small-scale chicken farm as both a source of revenue and nutrition. LDCN is a clear example of how meaningful change starts small. Like LDCN, The Food Project believes that effective models are rooted in community and that people affected by food inequity are best equipped to understand the issues and create solutions.


LEADING THE CHANGE A Generation for Fresh Food:

Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw

Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw—both alumni of The Food Project—are co-founders of Fresh Food Generation, a Boston-based food truck, catering company, and café that launched in 2014 and serves Caribbeaninspired cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Fresh Food Generation’s goal is to bring fresh, healthy, and affordable prepared food to Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan—neighborhoods where healthy options are often hard to come by. “As a teen growing up in Roxbury, The Food Project gave me my first opportunity to serve my community and learn about environmental and social justice,” Cassandria recalls. “I realized just how limited access to healthy food is and the severe impact it was (and still is) having on my community’s health. I knew immediately that I wanted to help create an alternative to the processed food sold at corner stores in Roxbury and other underserved neighborhoods.” Jackson and Cassandria met at The Food Project during the summer of 2007, when

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Jackson was starting his first season as a crew worker and Cassandria was on staff as a crew leader. Jackson credits this time as seeding their future business venture: “We learned how to work with one another using the framework and culture that The Food Project provided. This would prove to be an invaluable foundation as we began working on Fresh Food Generation.”

and right into our café, where they are encouraged to try healthy options like the kale salad, which is one of the most popular items.”

Both Jackson and Cassandria developed a passion for food justice and social justice in their years at The Food Project and went on to pursue similar studies in college. Cassandria holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Swarthmore College and has a graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT. Jackson pursued his degree in Ecological Agriculture at the University of Vermont. They are active in The Food Project’s alumni community and have generously catered events for the organization— including Farm Lunches and the Big Shindig. Most recently, Cassandria joined The Food Project’s Board of Trustees.

“The Food Project gave me my first opportunity to serve my community and learn about environmental and social justice.”

Fresh Food Generation is committed to food justice and aims to improve access to healthy, ready-to-eat foods that are both affordable and culturally appropriate. They believe in hiring from the communities they serve (employing several alumni of The Food Project), sourcing from local businesses and farms—including The Food Project— and ensuring that all people have the ability to eat well, regardless of their zip code or level of income. As Jackson puts it, “With our food truck and catering we can provide the same delicious food regardless of where you work or live.” Cassandria adds, “Through the café at the DotHouse Health Center, patients can step out of their doctor’s appointments

Since starting their business in 2014, Cassandria and Jackson have received several awards and acknowledgements in the media. Shortly after the launch of

Fresh Food Generation, they were named in Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list, recognizing Boston’s creative and accomplished young entrepreneurs who are redefining the dining industry. Recently, they were honored with The Food Project’s Leadership Award at the 2018 Big Shindig. Jackson observes, “As a for-profit business, we work every day to create a market solution to food access issues across Greater Boston. The solution is surprisingly simple and an exciting challenge. We care about the people we work with and serve, and we care about the food.”

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The Healthy Incentives Program: Realizing the Change: The Success of the Healthy Incentives Program

On any given Thursday from July through October, you’ll find long lines of people in Lynn’s Central Square. Parents pushing strollers stand next to groups of senior citizens, and a medley of English, Spanish, Russian, and other languages fills the air. They’re all waiting for the clock to strike 11 a.m.—the opening of the Lynn Central Square Farmers Market, where The Food Project is joined by community partners and four other farmers and vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, and more.

numbers of people ready to buy fresh veggies.”

“When I started working at the market in 2014, I was amazed by how many dedicated and passionate customers came to see us every Thursday,” said Hazel Kiefer, farmers market manager. While the market had always been busy, its popularity multiplied in 2017 when the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance rolled out the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) modeled off an initiative started at The Food Project. HIP gives SNAP customers up to $80 a month to spend at farmers markets, depending on their household size. Hazel reported,“The launch of HIP in the summer of 2017 created an incredible increase in the

“HIP has been an incredible resource for our customers in Lynn,” Hazel shared. “I had a woman come shop for her mother, almost in tears because, using her HIP subsidy, she could now buy fresh berries. I had a young mother, who had never shopped at the market, join us each month to buy $80 worth of kale and hardy greens for her family.”

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During a 2016 HIP pilot, Massachusetts residents spent about $470,000 in SNAP dollars at farmers markets throughout the state. In 2017, the state funded HIP at $1.35 million. The need proved to be more than twice what was budgeted—with $3.3 million spent on fresh produce. As a result of HIP, over 36,000 families purchased fresh fruits and vegetables—food they otherwise may have gone without.

The immense impact of HIP sprouted from a small seed that The Food Project planted right here in Lynn. In 2006, the Central Square Farmers Market became one of the first in the state to accept SNAP benefits (formerly called food stamps) electronically—resulting in

SNAP recipients shop for fresh, local produce at HIP retailers

$1,000 in sales for the entire year. Two years later, The Food Project and the City of Boston launched Bounty Bucks, modeled after the small matching program piloted at the Lynn market. When HIP officially launched statewide in 2017 expanding on Bounty Bucks, there were $1,000 in SNAP sales on the opening day alone. Federal assistance programs like SNAP, and statewide programs like HIP, act as critical support systems that provide families access to much-needed fresh, healthy, affordable produce. Additionally, over 200 Massachusetts farmers have benefited from the surge in customers purchasing fresh produce through farmers markets and CSA shares— business that drives the local economy. A recent study by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture showed that every dollar spent at farmers markets and on farm shares generates $1.12 of local economic activity, creating jobs and increasing the purchase of goods and services from area businesses.

each week is a small example of what is possible when we bring good food policy to fruition. As John Wang, The Food Project’s North Shore regional director, shared: “The success of the Lynn market is a reflection of our longstanding commitment to working in and with the community, and our willingness to take risks by trying new things, in partnership with young people. Together, we’ve turned a small farmers market into a place where people can connect across difference, have access to fresh, local, healthy, and affordable food, and contribute to a local food system and an economy that benefits everyone.”

$35,897 in SNAP/WIC/ HIP sales at The Food Project’s markets

Seeing the long lines and smiling customers at the Lynn Central Square Farmers Market

Retailers include farmers markets, CSA programs, farm stands, and mobile markets

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$3.3 million

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worth of fresh, healthy, local foods purchased by SNAP families

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goes back into local economy for every dollar spent on local food

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36,110

families earned HIP incentives

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Year in Review 2017 was one of the best fundraising years The Food Project has seen in almost a decade. This allowed us to make significant progress on the goals set forth in our Strategic Plan. As with all things at The Food Project, the teens in our youth crews were at the heart of this work. Whether working tirelessly on our farms, running our SNAP/HIP-accessible farmers markets, building raised-bed gardens, or facilitating community workshops, these young food justice leaders led the charge towards creating a food system that works for everyone. You make this important work happen through your financial support. Building community-engaged models of food system change takes time and effort, yet the lasting impact of these models is invaluable. Your support means that this is your work across youth, food, and community. Thank you.

REVENUE BY SOURCE 2% 1%

Donations

Food Sales

Investments

7%

Event Tickets, Raffles, & Auctions

9%

Programs & Training Material

81%

EXPENSES BY CATEGORY

Youth Development Suburban Farming

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITY

7%

Urban Farming & Community

12%

Agriculture

REVENUE Donations Food Sales Investments Event Tickets, Raffles, & Auctions Programs & Training Material total revenue

$2,811,873 $310,979 $257,086 $72,175 $23,610 $3,475,723

EXPENSES Youth Development Suburban Farming Urban Farming & Community Agriculture Volunteer & Outreach Programs Food Access total expenses

$1,520,573 $593,472 $532,569 $400,171 $215,195 $3,261,980

DONATIONS Individuals Private Foundations Special Events Family Foundations Corporations Other Organizations Government total donations

$ 1,305,851 $ 722,430 $ 312,824 $ 169,097 $ 165,291 $ 98,759 $ 37,621 $2,811,873

Volunteer & Outreach Programs Food Access

47% 16%

18%

DONATIONS BY SOURCE 1% Individuals

Private Foundations Special Events

Family Foundations Corporations

6% 6%

Other Organizations Government

11%

46%

26%

Data is represented on an accrual basis and based on audited financial statements. Indirect costs are allocated to program areas based on the size of each program.

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Donor Support

Thank you for keeping us growing strong + The Food Froject Trustee ~ Alumni ^ Parent * Sustainer

We appreciate each and every donor who supported us during the 2017 fiscal year, from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. You make us grow stronger, deepen our roots, and catalyze positive change in our communities. Thank you!

[ Corporate & Foundation Giving ] Thank you to the foundations, corporations, and organizations who made our work possible this year.

$100,000+ Anonymous Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund High Meadows Foundation

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Walden Asset Management Wild Geese Foundation The Willow Tree Fund WSM Foundation

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$5,000-9,999

Bank of America City of Boston Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Newman’s Own Foundation Pace Center

Anonymous Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management Boston Urban Partners Clif Bar Family Foundation Clover Food Lab, Inc. Delacour Family Foundation Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation ERM Foundation - North America Foundation for MetroWest Fresh Pond Capital and its parent company Reynders McVeigh Capital Management, LLC Green Leaf Foundation Greenberg Traurig, LLP Hemenway & Barnes LLP Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General McCarthy Family Foundation Oregon Tilth The Pettus Foundation Trust Project Bread Sharpe Family Foundation Sonesta International Hotels Corporation TJX Foundation TKHTSS Family Fund

$25,000-49,999 Anonymous The Baupost Group L.L.C. Eos Foundation Ludcke Foundation Merck Family Fund The Clark R. Smith Family Foundation sweetgreen The Walmart Foundation, Inc.

$10,000-24,999 Anonymous American Heart Association B.GOOD Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston Ethical Community Oren Campbell McCleary Charitable Trust The Alfred E. Chase Charity Foundation James M. Cox Foundation Cranaleith Foundation The Doe Family Foundation Goldman, Sachs & Co. Gourmet Caterers, Inc. The Janey Fund Llewellyn Foundation New Balance Foundation New England Biolabs, Inc. Laura J. Niles Foundation North Shore Workforce Investment Board The Ogden Codman Trust Osprey Foundation Reebok William E. & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust Towards Sustainability Foundation

$2,500-4,999 Arjuna Capital Beacon Hill Garden Club Brookline Bank Cambridge Trust Company Cell Signaling Technology Cooley, LLP Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Effie’s Homemade Farm Credit East The Fuller Foundation, Inc. John W. Henry Family Foundation High Output The Howell Family Charitable Foundation

Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation Keurig, Inc. Leaves of Grass Fund Linde Family Foundation Northern Trust People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts Henry Pevear Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Pure Strategies, Inc. Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation T.R. Miller Co., Inc. The Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation

$1,000-2,499 Anonymous AFC Urgent Care Applied Materials Brennan and Cianciolo Family Fund Cabot, Cabot & Forbes The Edmund & Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation The Camden Foundation Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering, Inc. Daniels Family Foundation David L Klein Jr Foundation Dellbrook/JKS El San Juan Hotel Fenway Health First Church in Wenham Garden Club of the Back Bay Harvard Memorial Church Lahey Health Liberty Mutual Insurance New England Biolabs Foundation North Shore Garden Club Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Red Sox Foundation S.E.A. Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation Salem Five Charitable Foundation Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group Trinitarian Congregational Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn

$500-999 15 Walnut Tavern Boston Common Asset Management, LLC Brick Ends Farm The Cambridge School of Weston Down Under Yoga Faithful Flowers The First Church in Swampscott Congregational The Four Lanes Trust Fresh Food Generation Google Gradient Harpoon Brewery Island Creek Oysters Kettle Cuisine Latitude Beverage Company Mei Mei Navigant Consulting, Inc. Phillips Academy The Print House Second Congregational Church of Boxford Smith & Nephew United HealthCare Velir VMware Windover Construction, Inc. W.S. Badger Company, Inc

$250-499 Anonymous Roland L. Appleton, Inc. Cambridge Innovation Center The Chestnut Hill School CoxLevin LLC DMC Group Services Inc. Puerto Rico Haley House Harvard Pilgrim Health Care International Interior Design Association Jones Lang LaSalle Manchester Athletic Club Tennis Academy Natural Food Exchange Lewis M & Esther Perlstein Family Foundation The Smoke Shop BBQ

AmazonSmile Back Bay Beats Barbara Lynch Gruppo Barcelona Wine Bar Beaver Country Day School Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cape Ann Fresh Catch, Inc. City Tap House Community Rowing, Inc. Debra’s Natural Gourmet Endicott College Flour Bakery + Cafe Framingham Friends Meeting GreaterGood.org Hamilton-Wenham National Honor Society Harvard University Herbstalk Hola Restaurant Landscape Collaborative of New England Lincoln Garden Club The Loring Greenough House Marblehead High School MIT Naco Taco Nest Forward, LLC New Repertory Theatre Night Market Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds Shore Country Day School Swampscott Middle School Sweet Cheeks Tapestry Taranta Tatte Bakery Temple Shir Tikvah Third Sector New England Trade Tremont 647 Uni Sashimi Bar - The Eliot Hotel Ursuline Academy Verizon Foundation Walking Stick Family Fund Waypoint

$100-249 Alden & Harlow Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Alpine Restaurant Group

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[ Individual Giving ] Thank you to everyone who made a gift this year in support of youth, food, and community.

$50,000 + Anonymous (2) Linda and Bill McQuillan+

$25,000-49,999 Anonymous Rick Grudzinski and Julie Bowden+ Trina Smith

$10,000-24,999 Anonymous (2) Meg Baesmith and Sarah Baesmith Boston Impact Initiative Fund of RSF Social Finance Katherine Brobeck Beverly Gee and Manu Daftary Sarah and Robert Gould+ Preble Jaques and Jessica Shattuck+ Therese and Kurt Melden Andy and Lisa Mims+ Anne Perkins and Richard High^ Chris and Meredith Powell+ Francis H. Trainer, Jr. Regina Trainer Higbie George Travis Herbert Wagner and Charlotte Cramer Wagner Leila Yassa and David Mendels Carolyn Zern+

$5,000-9,999 Anonymous (2) Ted Bayne and Lea Delacour Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust Ms. Carla Bregman Chris and Pat Burns Ben Chigier and Shelly Dews Chigier Annalisa and Dino Di Palma+ Jonathan Dutch and Emily Greenstein John and Mary Fowler Jeremy Green and Yvonne Adams Curt Greer and Pamela Kohlberg

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Henry and Lee Harrison Jordan and Julie Hitch Larry and Stacey Lucchino Lissa and Mac McBurney Siena McQuillan Julie and Patrick McVeigh Anmol Mehra+ Muddy Pond Trust Fund of The Boston Foundation John Mulliken and Arianne Chernock Rachael Pettus Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poor, Jr. John and Jill Preotle Ransom Richardson and Sarah Shamel Charles and Judith Hurley Riemenschneider+ Tom and Kim Scholz Sarah Sharpe and John Powley Felix and Ruth Twaalfhoven Peter Von Mertens and Dea Angiolillo+ Anne Welch Patrick and Nina Wilson

$2,500-4,999 Anonymous (2) Rand and Cheryl Alexander Andrew and Melora Balson Family Fund Sara and Kate Bloom Jay and Christy Cashman Amanda Dean C. Russell De Burlo, Jr. Gregory and Janet Fraser David Gessner Ginsberg/Kaplan Fund at The Boston Foundation Wendy Holding and Lindsay MacIndoe Natasha and Alex Lamb+ Jon and Barbara Landau Margaret Leipsitz and Matthew Yarmolinsky^ Laura Maltby Tim McCormack Dorothy E. McQuillan Patrick Mitchell and Renee Chan Polly and Brock Reeve^ Diane Remin+ Frank Scherkenbach and Kimberly McGovern Peter and Cindy Schliemann Steve Senna

David and Stephanie Spina Roslyn Watson and Andre Citroen Campbell Watts and John Bunker^ Gail Wine and Lance Ramshaw Anna Winter and Neil Rasmussen Frederic Wittmann and Christine Kondoleon

$1,000-2,499 Anonymous (9) Judith Aronstein Sylvia and Aaron Baggish Lynne and John Ball Tim Barclay Dr. Eugene Bark Ms. Patricia Bellinger Rebecca Bermont and Alex Benik Jim and Carolyn Birmingham Dr. Herbert Birnbaum Mrs. Naheed Bleecker Jackie Borck and Brett Cutler Robert and Louise Bowditch Peter and Diane Braun Kathy Brennan and Jerry Cianciolo James Cabot and Carole Ganz Daniela Carusi Dr. Luhao Chen Dr. Jenny Chong Dr. Po Po Chui Jeffrey and Susan Clark Bill and Bonnie Clarke Rosemary and Thomas Costello+ Warren Covert, Jr. and Mary Fenoglio Sarah Cummer Rachel Curtis David Cushing Thomas and Jillian Darling Marleen De Bode and Marc Olivie Sarah de Ferranti and Per Dutton Dr. Michelle Dempsey John and Mary Deyst Dunn Family Charitable Foundation Susan Farrell Abbey and Carlos Flores Jaymi and Joe Formaggio Kathy Franklin

Dr. Ronald Fried Charles and Susan Gessner Deborah H. Gevalt Harold Giguere Kim Goerlitz Cyndi and Jay Gonzales Dr. Sveta Granovsky Pat and Stephen Gray^ Tim Greiner and Amy Ballin^ Dr. Anurag Gupta Linda Hall and Gordon Hall J. and Karen Harrison Keith Hartt and Ann Wiedie Jerry and Margaretta Hausman Anne and Michael Hayes^ Barry and Connie Hershey Weston and Susanah Howland Dr. Gerald Isenberg Patricia Jao Dr. Peter Juriansz Stephen and Ronnie Kanarek Dr. Steven R. Kanner and Mrs. Linda B. Kanner Dr. Victoria Kaplan Christian and Carole Kasper Dimitrios Kavadas Clyde Kessel and Francoise Bourdon^ Dr. Kristin Kremer Dr. Lorna Lally John and Caroline Langan Ms. Sarah Langer Carolyn Lattin and Venkat Venkatraman^ Bernard Lebow and Barbara Guilfoile^ John LeClaire and Ruth Hodges^ Barbara Leggat Persis Barron Levy and David Levy Melvyn and Janet Lewinter Tom and Kim Litle Peter and Renate Loeffler Jaime and Harry Manion Richard Marks and Jennifer Morrison Jeffrey and Lucy Masters^ Jeannette and Peter McGinn Trevor Miller and Kim Williams Craig Newmark Andrew Ory and Linda Hammett Ory Catherine Owens and Eric Klotch Dr. William Papadopoulos Katherine M. Perls

Dr. Bradford Pinkos Paul Reville and Julie Joyal Paola Rossoni Stephen Sagman Dr. Pilar Sanchez Dylan and Bea Sanders David Schmahmann^ Janet Selcer and Joel Schwartz^+ Dr. Milagros Serrano Electa Sevier and Jonathan Nicholas^ Dr. Marsha Shahnovich Richard and Jennifer Siegel Dr. Timothy Smith Naomi Sobel and Rabbi Becky Silverstein Peter and Faye Speert Dr. Steven Spitz Dr. Boris Stein Lally Stowell Mary Sullivan and Eric Brandt^ Stephen Tise^ Charity and Thomas Tremblay David and Tara Tresner-Kirsch Dr. Boris Urman Anne Louise Van Nostrand Erin and Sander Van Otterloo Dr. Maria Vasilakis Dr. Michael Voschin Charles and Louise Weed Lynn and Irene Weigel Dr. Peter Weiss Christopher Welles Dr. Valdemar Welz Dr. Daniel Whiteman Serita Winthrop Dr. Hideo Yamamoto Dr. Mira Zinger Dr. Georgi Zohrabyan Michael Zucca

$500-999 Anonymous Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer Kim and Roger Askew Susan Avery Catherine Baisly Brad Barber John and Molly Beard Nancy and Martin Benchoff Tobias Bercu Charlyn Bethell and Guy Urban Jill Block and Wade Rubinstein Tomas Bok and Florentien deRuiter

North Shore Seed Crew members expressing gratitude for your support


Jason Bond Dr. Bruce F. Bower and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Bower John and Irene Briedis Jess Brooks and Russell Neufeld Phil and Hilary Burling Cally Burns and John Downes Susan Okie Bush John and Jane Butler Jennifer Cardillo Lisa and William Chioffi Judy Cook Peter and Catherine Creighton Sally Cross Cheryl and Mike Crounse Bill and Cathy Cummings Sean and Susan Daley Cindy Davenport Peter Davis Caren Demoulas and Joe Pasquale Laura Depalma Carol Di Gianni Diana Digges Stephen Durant and Laura Evans Durant Michelle and Georges Dyer+ Mitch Dynan and Faith Michaels Chris and Faith Emerson Carol March Emerson Cross Donald and Jill Eurich Julia Farago William and Denise Finard Richard and Cathy Freedberg Lawrence and Nicole Gage Paul and Betty Gardescu Philip and Marcia Giudice Angela Giuffrida Mark Goldberg Hannah and John Graff Jane Gray Bretton Heath-Wlaz and Siobhan Cunningham Jeffrey Heidt and Myra Green George and Julie Hibben Jutta Hicks Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn Daniel Kamin James and Cherry Karlson Christopher and Susan Klem Ted Kulik and Kristin Engdahl Louis and Rajani LaRocca Carol Lazarus and Paul Donovan Susan and Dave Leathers Michael Lorick and Stephanie Lorick Peter and Babette Loring Jeffrey Macktaz Ken Maloney and Sara Campbell Liz and Joe Marconi David McMahon Katherine McMillan Andrew Mente Mary and Luke Miratrix Kyra and Coco Montagu Midori Morikawa and Roger Oser David and Melissa Norton Jonathan and Sally Nusholtz Matt O’Neil

Randy Ottman and Colleen Solan Jim and Stephanie Patrick Irving & Leila Perlmutter Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Patricia Pervane Gretchen Pfuetze William Phippen and Sandra Belock-Phippen Richard Piper Semyon and Christina Polyak Steve and Megan Postal Stuart and Beth Pratt Amelie Ratliff Thomas and Dianne Riley Roberts-Belove Fund at The Boston Foundation Anna Romer and Bruce Jacobson Jeff Rominger Bernard and Sari Rosman Katie Ryan and Greg Lawrence+ Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan Mark Sandrof and Patience Ferris Sandrof Tedd and Ella Saunders Ethie Slate Nancy Slater and Alan Millner Randall Smith and Lori Kenschaft Sherley Smith Nancy Soulette Diane and William Stansbury Joe Stein and Mandy Patrick Mr. Campbell Steward Lydia Sullivan Laurie Swett Brian and Lindsey Swett Ronald and Moira Ten-Hove Steve Tomasello and Kelly Tomasello Lisa White and Michael Lavigne Carter and Lissa Winstanley Kathy Wrean and Jay Chandler

$250-499 Anonymous (5) Dave and Samantha Adams Deborah Aliff and Ron Cameron Eric and Nancy Almquist Shannon Armstrong and Gregor Rhoda Richard Arzillo and Paula Devereaux Margaret Austen Thomas Barritt Thomas and Susan Bates Stacey and David Batista Richard Belin and Rosanne Obrien Carole Biewener Julie Breskin and Jeff Gross Tai Bright Peter and Beatrice Britton Lawrence and Kim Buell Richard and Martha Burnham^ Patrick Byrne and Joan Denapli-Byrne^ Catherine Cabrera

Susan Canham Stephanie Cave Joseph Celentano Regina Chang and Shawn Liu^ Steve and Maureen Cheheyl Christine Cheney Lesley Chin Jeff Clements and Nancy Heselton Chris and Keena Clifford Donald and Susan Collins Marlies Comjean Lauren Compere Mark Conway and Mary Scatamacchia Howard Cooper Claire Corcoran and Will Murphy Lloyd and Suzanne Crawford Siobhan Cunningham and Bretton Heath-Wlaz Phoebe Cusack George Daley and Amy Edmondson Ms. Frances D. Davis Dennis and Alice DelDonno Emily Dexter and Armond Cohen^ Danielle and Ralph Dickinson Melissa Dimond and Gretchen Putnam Robert and Ann-Marie Dionisi Estelle Disch Tracy Donsky and David Gourley Martha Doyle Deborah Dumaine and Mark Hochman Anne and Bob Eccles Thomas and Jennifer Eddy John Erdman Stanley and Barbara Eskin Ben Esty and Raquel Leder Andrew Falender and Jackie Lenth^ David and Lynn Falwell Fay Farber Elizabeth Ferry John Finley and Stan McGee Andrew Foley Greg Gale and Maria Rader^ Pamela Gale and Gina Benjamin Tara Gallagher and Stephen Young^ Peter Gangi Paul and Laura Garber Laurie and Chris Garrison Elizabeth and John Gilmore Gillian and Richard Gregory Susan Halby Belle Linda Halpern & Mitchell A. Rosenberg Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Tori and David Harrington Michele Harrison Lisa Hartnick Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman Alison Hatfield

Eric Hove and Ellen Hatch Susan and Bill Indresano Ruth Isaacs Gina and Walter Jacob Jamie Jaffee and Richard Dana Bill and Bev Jaques Liza Jones and Walker Jones Jack and Linda Jurras Lisa and Kate Jurras-Buchanan Sari Kalin Homi B. Kapadia Steven and Elizabeth Karlson Mary Kelly Ruadh Kelly and Ross Condit Stephen and Lisa Kenney Ed and Priscilla Kern John and Joan Kimball Amy Kirchner Tamsin Knox and Kent Yucel^ Bob and Karen Kustel Steve Kutenplon and Lisa Baer Susan and Robert Laskin Brianna Lawless Kelsey Leahy Tony and Claire Leggett^ Ann Leviton Joanne Liautaud Harold and Leslie Lockhart Max and Victoria Loubiere Darlene and William Lupini^ William and Anastasia Lyman Axel Magnuson and Sylvia Vriesendorp Sara Mattes and Jerome Ritz^ Carolyn McCane-Chin and David Chin Ann and James McLaughlin Richard and Jan McQuaid Maya Milic-Strkalj Anthony Mirenda and Tracey Cornogg Ellen Morrissey Lindsey Musen Sally Muspratt Janet and Matt Natti Jennifer Norwood Flore Nouvel Richard and Connie Ohlsten Brian and Bernadette Orr Karen Page Judy Palnick Terry Petronzio Michael Piering Alice Poltorick Sara Poore Karleen Porcena Mr. Andrew F. Powell, Sr. Albert and Lois Rand Karen Reid Margaret Reny Lauren and Carter Romansky Glenn and Ann Rosen Mark and Cindy Ross Heidrun and Dominic Ryan John Schectman and Kirsten Robinson Allen Schiller Jason and Katherine Shamberger Margaret Shang Peter Shattuck Gary and Caryl Shaw Susan Silberberg

Clara Silverstein and George Schnee Shirin Sioshansi~ Snowball Fund Mike Sobocinski Cassandra and Rob Spies Takara Stanley Michael and Jill Stansky David and Emily Strong Tony Summerlin Hope and Adam Suttin David and Joanna Swain Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith^ Susan Syversen Tom and Christine Tetrault Sam Thompson and Anne Bunn Dilla Tingley Kyra Travis Reed and Peggy Ueda^ Norma Uhrowczik David and Shannon Vanderhooft Ramani Varanasi and Vinayak Antarkar Mary Jo Veling^ Martha Vicinus Kenneth and Nancy Vona Patti and Steven Wagner Henry Warren and Cornelia Brown Linda Watts David Weinstein and Lauren Ockene Dodi Wexler and Luke Sadrian Howard and Candice Wolk Stephen and Marielle Yost Karyn and Todd Zion

$100-249 Anonymous (3) Norman and Sydney Abend Mark Adams Robert Addelson^ Beatriz Adrianzen Eliza Aierstuck Sean Alberti Peter and Marylee Aldrich Susan Alvey Aravinda Ananda Michael and Eliza Anderson John Anderson Carol and Les Appel Elizabeth Arce Marlene Aron Margaret Ashforth Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Attenborough Jordan Bain Bert and Alice Ballin Sibylle J. Barlow Margaret Barrett Charles and Nancy Barry Mimi Batchelder-Brown Diana Beaudoin and Jacques Cohen Janis Bell Lauren Bell Cynthia Bencal Charles and Marjorie Bennett Eugene Benson

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Lisa Berkman Don and Denise Bienfang Andrew Biewener Judith Biewener Tom Birmingham and Amy Killeen Mr. David Bishop Malaika Bishop Elisabeth Blair Jenn Blazejewski Timothy and Rebecca Blodgett Saul Bloom and Celia Hinrichs Gerald and Karin Blum Anselm Blumer Andrew and Priyanka Bobenski Carolyn Boday Christopher Bosso and Marcia Goetsch Jay and Kathy Bothwick George and Aimee Bower^ John Bowman Laura Boyd Crista Bozogan Michael Bresnahan and Maria Lopez-Bresnahan Andrew Broadstone Gene Brockington Bing Broderick Larry and Myra Brodney Peter and Anne Brooke Nathaniel Brooks and Ariel Harms Dana Brooks and Sandra Cramer Joan Brooks and Jim Garrels Betsy and Michael Brown Susan Brown Sylvia C. Brown~ Craig Buchanan Tina Buchs and David Kalman^ Esther Bullitt and Lee Makowski Mary Buntin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Buonopane Margaret Burchenal Susan Burke Laura Burke Fred Burnham and Mary Sterling Dennis and Kim Burns Christopher and Maria Bursaw Sandy and John Butzel Steve Cadwell Jane and Edgar Caldwell Christopher Carmody and Carol Lovell Carmody^ Liza Carter Stephanie Casella Virginia Cassel Buckley Ethan Casteel Kelly Casteel Glenn and Lorraine Chapman^ Ed Chazen and Barbara Gross Daniel Cherneff and Priscilla Cobb^ Rose Cherneff~ Mary Chiochios Emma Chow Andrew Christian and Divya Chandra John Cini Chris and Elizabeth City Tom and Rachel Claflin James and Alice Clark Yarrow Cleaves* Marni Clippinger Dick and Tilly Close Charles and Gloria Clough Eliza A. Cohen~ Ken and Ginny Colburn Andrew and Holly Cole Michelle Coleman and Pam Waterman Brooke Collier Katherine Collins Ms. Mary M. Collins Ferdinand and Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld Buffy Colt Richard Conant and Frances Patton

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Andrea Condit James Connolly and Alison Mull Connolly Peter Conrad and Libby Bradshaw Jenna Cooke Janet Copeman Gloria and Harold Coppinger Carole Counihan and James Taggart Nicholas and Gretchen Covino Susannah Cowden Lisa and Barb Damon Linda and Edward Dann James Davidian Harvey and Linda Davidson Leila de Bruyne Diane Dean Christopher DeFlumeri John and Susan DeSantis Suzanne Desormeau AnnMarie Dever Donna Dever Mike and Maureen Devlin^ Meghan Dichiara Diane Dickerson Alan Dittrich Jo and Colin Doherty Benjamin Donaldson Chip Dox John and Gianna Drew Claire Durant Kristin Ebersole Sally Edwards and Sally Thompson Curt Ellis Tom Emery and Caroline Emery Taylor Evans Senator Susan C. Fargo and Mr. Foster Fargo Peter and Sally Farrow Mr. Harry W. Fatkin, Jr. Shafin Fattah Timothy and Cynthia Ferris Heidi Fieldston and Howard Ostroff Ted Finch and Jeanne McDermott^ Dylan Fitz David and Phyllis Fitzpatrick Joyce M. Flaherty Geeta Fleck Carrie Flood Sharon Flynn David Forsyth Jack and Deb French Sophie Freud and Dania Jekel Brian and Kristen Frye Ashley Galvin Jenny Gamson and Steve Seckler^ Lisa Garcia Kyle Garvey and Elizabeth Mooney Maria Garvey Norman and Madeleine Gaut Mrs. Mary Lou Gauvin Deborah Gerstein Stephen Gessner and Kathleen Minder Angela Getchell Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gibson Josh and Cailin Gidlewski Elizabeth Giersbach and Eric Kramer Lucretia H. Giese Keith Gilbert and Stacy Osur Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert Belinda Gingrich Julia Gittleman and Tom Mendelsohn^ Jeff and Mandy Given David and Marilyn Glater Christina Glen Joshua Goldman and Marcia Landa Lisa and Marc Goodheart Cici and Christopher Gordon^ Jane Gray

Stephen and Ellen Grody^ Mary Ellen Grossman Beth and Ronald Guertin James Gutstadt and Nancy Goodman Ms. Mo T. Ha^ Richard and Margaret Hagelberg Mary Jo Haggerty Diane Hammer John and Nancy Hammond Thomas Harden and Sylvia Mihich Douglas and Susan Harding Ella Hartenian Richard and Angelica Harter Yeechin Harvey Jennifer Hashley and Pete Lowy George and Daphne Hatsopoulos Annie Hayner Alyssa Haywoode Jan and Ruth Heespelink Alan Hein and Katherine Page Virginia Helmar Stephanie Henderson Matthew and Rachel Henschel Larry and Jane Herlacher Molly Heyman Michael and Monica Higgins David and Karen Hinchen Beverly Hope Mark and Margie Hopkins Simca Horwitz Ryan Huard Nancy Huntingford Phoebe Hyde and John Liang Barbara Hyde Jeni Indresano Frank Infante Sharon Infante Tony James and Wanda McClain Emily Johnson Stuart and Catherine Johnstone Austin Jones Rosalie Joseph Emily G. Kahn Mr. Ivor Kaklins Charles Kaman and Maureen Malin Robert and Patricia Kane Linda Kaplan Martha Karchere and Luis Prado^ Vipada Kasemsri Neal and Victoria Kass Nancy and Shahir Kassam-Adams Adele Kauffman and Barry Cohen

Barry Kaye and Kathryn Bonfiglio Karen Keane Rebecca Kelley-Morgan and Steve Buccieri Michael and Dona Kemp Peter Kennett Daphne Kenyon Henry Keutmann and Ilene Gipson Lori King Charles Kinney and Pam Myers-Kinney Jeffrey and Debbie Kintish Daphne Kiplinger and Dave Steadman Peter Klein Arthur and Susan Kluge John and Polly Knowles Katherine Konschnik Mary Kostman Paul Kramer and Skye Morrison Kramer Nigel Kraus and Kay Seligson Eric and Katie Krathwohl^ Jonathan and Janet Kravetz Jeffrey and Kim Kushner Linda Ladd S. Landis and D. Dayton Jessica Lane-Quinquis and Gildas Quinquis^ Paul and Susan Lapointe Nancy and Alvin Lassoff Patricia Latimore and Bourdillon Apreala^ Paul Lazay Elizabeth Leahy and Brian Shirley Wayne Lebeaux Kristina Leclaire Eric Lee Nancy Lee and Bruce Beckwith^ Judith Leemann and Bridget Lee Tony and Katharine Leness Jill Lenhardt Dutch Leonard and Kathy Angell Jana and Brian Lesser Rosemie Leyre and Steve Rogers Vicki Lincoln Meredith Lobel Elysabeth Logan Thomas and Lucia Longnecker Kristen Loureiro and Jeffrey Pitts Carl Lowenberg and Emily Wheelwright Diana Lyman and Tom Wilmot Theodore Lyszczarz and Barbara Ewen

Tom Macdonald and Priscilla Howell^ Gordon MacFarland and Liz Buchanan Eileen and William MacKenzie Richard and Wanda Macnair Dugan and Frank Maddux Leo and Joanne Maestranzi Jean Maestre Susan Maguire Patricia Maher and Michael Wessels Patrick Mahoney Francisco Maldonado-Arocho Deborah Mankiw and N. Gregory Mankiw Michael Marchetti Dave Marsden and Pamela Fallon Donna Martin June Matthews Louisa Mattson Kathleen McCleery and Robert Martinez Laura McConaghy Jeri and James McCue Nicole McDermott David and Jennifer McGonigle Lucy McGovern and Kenneth Rae Phyllis Menken and Toby Yarmolinsky Eugene Meyer Stephen Miano Patricia Michaels Sarah Michaud Robert and Susan Montgomery Mr. David Moon Amy Moore Martha Morgan and Daniel Ottenheimer Jeff and Bobby Morgenstern Danielle Morse Heleneke Mulder^ Lucy Munson and Andrew Magee Robert and Mary Murphy Mr. Bartholomew Murphy Mneesha Nahata Lindsay Neagle Andrea Nenopoulos Joseph and Margaret Newhouse Ann Nichols Jeffrey and Nicole Nichols Bill Nigreen and Kathleen McDermott Vera Nordal Christine Nuccio Patrick Oates and Melinda-Carol Ballou^

“At The Food Project, community means people coming together, creating a safe space for each other and just being yourself.” - Fatou B., 18, Lynn


Joan O’Halloran Regina Oliveira Gail Oliveira Arlene Olivero Sheldon and Josh Sheldon Sarah and Stephen ONeill Mike and Lisa Ouradnik Robert Palumbo Carren Panico and Erik Synnestvedt Peter Pantano, D.D.S. and Lorraine Foley Pantano Anne Pearson Samuel Pearson and Julie Button Arun Pemmaraju Judy Perkins Ned Perry and Cynthia Wood Susan and Samuel Philbrick Oakes Plimpton and Pat Magee James Ponsetto Isabel Post Kimberly Pottage Jyoti Puri Louis Putterman Richard and Judith Quanrud Marcel Quiroga Lily Rabinoff-Goldman Mark and Alice Rader Stephen Raffel The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation Michele Rapp Robin Ratcliff and Michael Staub^ John Stephen Redfearn Jeanette Regan Sharon Reilly and Robert Cohen Eric Green and Carmin Reiss Greg Reppucci Chat and Claudia Reynders Barbara and Michael Rhines^ Gayle Rich Terry and Robert Richarde Ingemarie M. Richardson Christina Rifkin Ned and Katie Rimer Mitch and Jill Roberts John Robinson and Ragnhild Fredriksen Laura Robinson A. Gregory Rocco Patricia Rogers^ Melinda Roman Joshua Rondean Laura Roper^ Katherine Rosenfield^ Mathias Rosenfeld Michael and Naomi Rosenfeld Sue Ross Ronald V. Row Jan Rubin Zena Runkel Lisa Russell Alia Sabbey Rachel Sagor Maselli and Nick Maselli~ Allan and Lynnda Salek^ Carolyn and Doug Schluter^ Laurel Schneider Dr. Sally S. Seaver Bernard Seckler and Evelyn Seckler Steven Seidel and Adria Steinberg^ Jeffrey and Sheara Seigal Brinda Sen Darryl Settles and Lisa Owens Frederick Seward Brian Shannon Arthur Sharp and Anne Sterling Ted and Linda Sharpe Douglas and Anne Sharpe Dennis and Virginia Shaughnessy Henry and Kathryn Shaw Douglas and Margaret Sheldon Jane Shoplick Sharon Shriver Christine Shrum

Gordon Siek and Lori Manz^ Mr. Tom Sieniewicz Jane Singer and Robert Henriques Gayle Smalley and Judy Curby Lynne and Gary Smith Christian Smith Lynne Smith and Ed Lang Meredith Sobol Ms. Gevon Solomon Michael Solomon Susan Sommer George and Claire Speen Todd and Arlene Spezzaferro Joan Spind Howard Spivak and Janet Schwartz Bill and Susan Stason Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stein Keith Stern Roger and Helen Stoddard Mrs. Marilyn Stone Mr. John F. Sullivan Lisle and Amy Swanson Lucy Sweeney Joshua and Abigail Sykes Kimberly Szeto Mrs. Paulett L. Taggart Nobu and Hiro Takeuchi Richard and Alix Taylor Gary and Susan Taylor Diane Teichert and Don Milton Sarah Tenney Hal Tepfer Harriet and Rob Todd Katelyn Trainor Paige Trubatch Christopher and Nicole Twomey^ David Uhrenholdt Christy Uhrowczik Judith Vallery Joshua Van Hook Allen Vander Meulen and Stephanie Smart James and Jennifer Vath Michael and Erica Voolich Donna Vorhees and James Shine Helen Wagner Catherine Walker Eric and Sarah Ward Donald Ward and Jennifer Eis Gill and Kathie Watt^ Shana Weaver Ms. Janet Weber Mr. Bernard E. Weichsel David and Miriam Weil Suzanne Weinstein Susan Weir Cora Weissbourd Paul Weller Chris and Kristen Wendell Jamie Werchadlo Barbara Wetherington Jim and Carol White Kathryn White William Whitney Rachael Whitney Claire Wilcox Penny Willgerodt Cynthia Williams Jim and Elizabeth Williamson Howard and Lenore Winkler Ted and Simone Winston Peter and Gail Wintersteiner Fred and Susan Winthrop Michael and Melinda Wohl Ann Wolf Russ Wolf and Marty Gilpatrick Marisa Wolsky and Benjamin Gunther Son Wooten and Rolf Flor Andrew Worthen Bernhardt and Mary Jane Wuensch Joan K. Wyon James Yakura Jennifer Yanco Henry and Sarah Younger^

David and Elizabeth Zahniser Daniel Zedek and Marilynn Johnson Marcia Zuckerman Ashley Zullo

[ Alumni ] Alumni support is especially meaningful to us. We are thankful for all of the alumni who support the young leaders of The Food Project. Anonymous Sylvia C. Brown Rose Cherneff Eliza A. Cohen

Julia Farago Rachel Sagor Maselli and Nick Maselli Shirin Sioshansi

“I love this experience because I can see where my hard work is going and how it is staying within my community. So many known faces are being lent a hand.” - Nikkia A., 16, Boston

[ Parents ]

We gratefully acknowledge the support from parents. Your support is an investment in, and - Nikkia A., 16, Roxbury an endorsement of, the transformative power of The Food Project’s youth experience.

Anonymous Robert Addelson Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer Charlyn Bethell and Guy Urban George and Aimee Bower Tina Buchs and David Kalman Richard and Martha Burnham Patrick Byrne and Joan Denapli-Byrne Christopher Carmody and Carol Lovell Carmody Regina Chang and Shawn Liu Glenn and Lorraine Chapman Daniel Cherneff and Priscilla Cobb Mike and Maureen Devlin Emily Dexter and Armond Cohen Mitch Dynan and Faith Michaels Andrew Falender and Jackie Lenth Ted Finch and Jeanne McDermott Greg Gale and Maria Rader Tara Gallagher and Stephen Young Jenny Gamson and Steve Seckler Julia Gittleman and Tom Mendelsohn Cici Gordon Pat and Stephen Gray Tim Greiner and Amy Ballin

Stephen and Ellen Grody Ms. Mo T. Ha Anne and Michael Hayes Martha Karchere and Luis Prado Clyde Kessel and Francoise Bourdon Tamsin Knox and Kent Yucel Eric and Katie Krathwohl Jessica Lane-Quinquis and Gildas Quinquis Patricia Latimore and Bourdillon Apreala Carolyn Lattin and Venkat Venkatraman Bernie Lebow and Barbara Guilfoile John LeClaire and Ruth Hodges Nancy Lee and Bruce Beckwith Tony and Claire Leggett Margaret Leipsitz and Matthew Yarmolinsky Darlene and William Lupini Tom Macdonald and Priscilla Howell Jeffrey and Lucy Masters Sara Mattes and Jerome Ritz Andrew Mente Heleneke Mulder Patrick Oates and Melinda-Carol Ballou Anne Perkins and Richard High Irving & Leila Perlmutter Fund of Combined Jewish

Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Gretchen Pfuetze Robin Ratcliff and Michael Staub Polly and Brock Reeve Barbara and Michael Rhines Patricia Rogers Anna Romer and Bruce Jacobson Laura Roper Katherine Rosenfield Allan and Lynnda Salek Carolyn and Doug Schluter David Schmahmann Steven Seidel and Adria Steinberg Janet Selcer and Joel Schwartz Electa Sevier and Jonathan Nicholas Gordon Siek and Lori Manz Mary Sullivan and Eric Brandt Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith Ronald and Moira Ten-Hove Stephen Tise Christopher and Nicole Twomey Reed and Peggy Ueda Mary Jo Veling Gill and Kathie Watt Campbell Watts and John Bunker Henry and Sarah Younger

1,857

total donors

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[ Perennial Society ] Perennial Society donors are an important group of sustaining donors who make monthly or quarterly donations, offering a reliable source of support to grow our programs. Thank you for your steady and loyal support.

“Learning about food systems and oppression was humbling for me. When I thought I knew everything The Food Project had to teach me, I learned that what I know is just the tip of the iceberg.” - Michael B., 18, Gloucester

Anonymous Eliza Aierstuck Shannon Armstrong and Gregor Rhoda Margaret Austen Jordan Bain Thomas Barritt Lauren Bell Cynthia Bencal Carole Biewener Ms. Anna Biton Mrs. Naheed Bleecker Crista Bozogan Elana Brochin Hao Chen Chris and Elizabeth City Yarrow Cleaves Eliza A. Cohen Cindy Davenport Diana Digges Alan Dittrich Anne and Bob Eccles Taylor Evans Noemi Giszpenc Heidi Gorton Tori and David Harrington

Annie Hayner Daniel Kamin Amy Kingman Axel Magnuson and Sylvia Vriesendorp Katherine McMillan Sarah Michaud Mary and Luke Miratrix Karleen Porcena Isabel Post Lisa Russell Sarah Schendel Shirin Sioshansi Jonathan Snow Takara Stanley David and Emily Strong Lydia Sullivan Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith Kirian Szwed Stephen Tise Paige Trubatch David and Natalie Truesdell Rachael Whitney Marcia Zuckerman

[ Gifts in Memory Of ] Donations were made in memory of the following people: Persis Lovejoy Abbot Ballou Christine Davis Ida and Harold Gordon Barbara Johnson Dick Koser

Henry Masters Frank Travis and cousin Eric Lenore Travis Peter Uhroqczik

[ Lenore Travis Memorial Fund ] The second annual Lenore Travis Youth Retreat—held September 15-17, 2017 at Camp Burgess in Sandwich, MA— brought together youth and staff across The Food Project’s regions for a transformative weekend of reflection, team building, and growth. Now a favorite yearly tradition, the retreat creates time and space for youth crews to prepare for the challenging work ahead: supporting communities to make fresh, healthy food available to all. Created in 2015, The Lenore Travis Memorial Fund has supported this annual retreat for youth leaders across the organization since 2016. Thanks to all of you who gave generously in honor of Lenore—a beloved friend and trustee of The Food Project and devoted advocate for our youth—the retreat is funded through 2020. We are thrilled to be able to offer this incredible opportunity for many young people to come. To make a gift or learn more about the fund, visit: csa.thefoodproject.org/ltmf Many thanks to all supporters of the fund between 10/1/16 - 9/30/17: Susan Alvey Carol and Les Appel Charles and Nancy Barry Thomas and Susan Bates Diana Beaudoin and Jacques Cohen Richard Belin and Rosanne Obrien Chris and Pat Burns Sandy and John Butzel Stephanie Casella Virginia Cassel Buckley Joseph Celentano Daniels Family Foundation Harvey and Linda Davidson Robert and Ann-Marie Dionisi Chip Dox

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Martha Doyle Gail Finn Kathy Franklin Pamela Gale and Gina Benjamin Peter Gangi Beverly Gee and Manu Daftary Charles and Susan Gessner David Gessner Stephen Gessner and Kathleen Minder Kim Goerlitz Linda Green Hildy and Richard Grossman Mary Ellen Grossman Beth and Ronald Guertin

Harbinger Management Ellen Harder Alyssa Haywoode Vipada Kasemsri Debra Kresh-Garcia Jon and Barbara Landau Kate Lanou Susan and Robert Laskin Nancy and Alvin Lassoff Carol Lazarus and Paul Donovan Wayne Lebeaux Ann Leviton Max and Victoria Loubiere Jeffrey Macktaz Patrick Mahoney Mary Mandarino Michael Marchetti

Dave Marsden and Pamela Fallon Jeri and James McCue Jeff and Bobby Morgenstern Judy Palnick Red Sox Foundation Polly and Brock Reeve Rich and Diane Robbins Jan Rubin Stephen Sagman Paul and Kerri Sanclemente Mark Sandrof and Patience Ferris Sandrof Allen Schiller Michael Solomon Richard Studley

Beth Taylor and Tim Barclay Changing Tides Dilla Tingley George Travis Kyra Travis Ms. Sandra S. Waxman Ms. Janet Weber Joey Wechsler Charles and Louise Weed Paul Weller Donald Wightman, Jr. and Deborah Calabro- Wightman WSM Foundation


From left to right: Guiliani D., 15, Lynn and Garrett L., 17, Manchester

[ Gifts in Honor Of ]

Aminah C., 16, Dorchester on the Lincoln Farm.

Donations were made in honor of the following people: Melanie Abrams Eliza Aierstuck Linda Anderson Amy Ballin Michael Ballin Wilhelmina Batchelder-Brown Madison Beehler Boston Children’s Hospital Preventative Cardiology Team Diane Braun Steve Buccherri Sam Caldwell and Jessica Rubin Sarah and Ruben Caldwell Laura Feja Canham Sophie Caristi Rosemary Costello

The Cracknell, Lamb, Gilman, and Chen families Jerry Dell’Orto Matt Doonan Maria Favorito Alice Foster Farmer Foster S. Brown Whit Gooch J. Harrison Aurelia Harrison Kaelin Holland IT team Lisa and Kate Jurras-Buchanan Homi Kapadia Frances Keutmann Hazel Kiefer and Adam Kaszynski

Sutton Kiplinger and Heidi Stucker Caroline Langan Hana Lewis Alan and Sue Maltz Elena Martinez Linda and Bill McQuillan William Morrow Nanneke Sevier Nicholas Alex Pogany and Emily Flax Alice Poltorick Christopher Powell Amelie Rattiff Dylan Sanders Claire Santoro and Colin Donihue Kate Schlegel

Bernie and Evelyn Seckler Maya Seckler Janet Selcer Kate and Jason Shamberger Sarah Shemkus Sue Shenkman Heather Siart Molly Silver and Martin Hersch Teicher Ryan Simmons George Travis Lya Ugarte Mira Vale and Nick Allen Joan and Bob Wood

[ Gifts in Kind ] Donations of goods and services helped support special projects and general operations throughout the year. We are thankful for all of the individuals and establishments who made these generous contributions and helped us grow. 15 Walnut Tavern Alden & Harlow Alpine Restaurant Group Roland L. Appleton, Inc. Heather Atwood and David Rabin Back Bay Beats Barbara Lynch Gruppo Barcelona Wine Bar Big League Tickets Jason Bond Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cambridge Naturals Cape Ann Fresh Catch, Inc. Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering, Inc. City Tap House Community Rowing, Inc. Peter Davis DMC Group Services, Inc. Puerto Rico

Effie’s Homemade El San Juan Hotel Faithful Flowers Flour Bakery + Cafe Fresh Food Generation Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association Mark Goldberg Gourmet Caterers, Inc. Haley House Harpoon Brewery Herbstalk High Output Hola Restaurant Inman Oasis Island Creek Oysters Dr. Steven R. Kanner and Mrs. Linda B. Kanner Keurig, Inc. Latitude Beverage Company Mei Mei

Andy and Lisa Mims Ellen Morrissey Naco Taco New Repertory Theatre Night Market Matt O’Neil Oleana Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds Steve and Megan Postal The Print House Katie Ryan and Greg Lawrence Safety Trainers Salt Marsh Poultry Sarma The Smoke Shop BBQ Sofra Bakery & Cafe Sweet Cheeks sweetgreen

T.R. Miller Co., Inc. Tapestry Taranta Tatte Bakery Tavistock Restaurant Collection Trade Charity and Thomas Tremblay Tremont 647 Uni Sashimi Bar - The Eliot Hotel W.S. Badger Company, Inc. Waypoint Sarah Wiggins Carolyn Zern

[ Serve & Grow ] We are appreciative of the organizations that brought groups of volunteers to work on our farms during the year. Your work on the farms, which included planting, weeding, and harvesting, contributed immensely to the productivity of the farms. Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management Bank of America Beacon Hill Nursery School Beaver Country Day School Bedford High School Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston Bar Association Boston Benefit Partners Boston College Boston Common Asset Management Boston Financial Investment Management Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Boston University Brookwood School Cambridge Innovation Center The Cambridge School of Weston Cell Signaling Technology Centre Congregational Church Charles River Associates The Chestnut Hill School Citizens Bank Community Day Charter School Eastern Bank

Electric Insurance Company Endicott College Environmental Resources Management Epiphany School Fidelity Investments First Church in Wenham First Church of Jamaica Plain - Unitarian Universalist First Presbyterian Church North Shore FoodState GE Aviation Glen Urquhart School Goldman, Sachs & Co. Google Gorton’s Seafood Hamilton Wenham Regional High School Harvard University International Interior Design Association Jones Lang LaSalle Junior League of Boston Kettle Cuisine Keurig, Inc. Liberty Mutual Insurance Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Manchester Athletic Club Tennis Academy Marblehead High School

Marblehead Veterans Middle School MassArt Matter Communications Middlesex School MIT MIT Lincoln Laboratory National Grid Navigant Consulting New Balance New England Biolabs, Inc. North Shore Community College Northeastern University NV5 Outdoor Afro Pathways, Inc. PerkinElmer Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research The Rashi School Reebok Root Capital Salem State College Second Congregational Church of Boxford SEEM Collaborative Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group Shire Shore Country Day School Skyword

Smith & Nephew Sonesta International Hotels Corporation SquashBusters Strategic Employment Partners Swampscott High School Swanee Hunt Alternatives Taiwanese American Professionals Temple Shir Tikvah Thermacell Repellents Tonneson + Co Tremont School TUGG Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn UnitedHealthCare University of Connecticut Ursuline Academy Vantage Partners Velir VMware Waring School Wellesley College Wells Fargo The Westin Copley Place Wheelock College Windover Construction

7,300 volunteer hours

We have attempted to be as accurate as possible in listing our donors. While we do not have space in this publication to print the names of every single contributor, we remain forever grateful for every gift of every size to The Food Project. Please accept our sincere apologies if there are any errors or omissions and send us an email at gifts@thefoodproject.org so that we can correct our records. © 2018 The Food Project Photography: Amanda Chin Mary Gaitland Gretjen Helene Photography Juniper Studios Hannah Ladesic John Wang

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The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. Our community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities, and inspires and supports others to create change in their own communities. Offices 10 Lewis Street Lincoln, MA 01773 555 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02125 120 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901 thefoodproject.org 781-259-8621


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