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2019 Food Innovation Fellowship Graduation Showcase

  • Center for Civic Innovation 115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest Atlanta, Georgia, 30303 U.S. (map)
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Join Food Well Alliance and the Center for Civic Innovation as we celebrate five incredible community leaders in the food movement. This night will be a celebration of five incredible community leaders in the food movement. We are proud to have supported them in their journey over the past six months, and we want to invite you to hear about the work they are doing and how they plan to scale and grow their impact. We'll have food, drinks, and a lot of inspiration.

At the showcase, you'll hear from the following extraordinary entrepreneurs:

2019 Food Innovation Fellows

Akissi Stokes | WUNDERgrubs: Akissi wants residents of Atlanta to have an option to eat complete proteins. She does this by harvesting grubs and making delicious foods with it.

Elijah Lee | Chef Zu: Chef Zu wants people to eat better and live longer. He does this through public cooking demonstrations and classes across Atlanta.


Ivory Flemister | From Farm to Fork on Four: Ivory is working to ensure that all seniors in Atlanta have access to healthy, affordable foods. Her efforts have been focused on making farmers' markets more accessible for seniors.


Michelle Namer | The Law Farm: Michelle wants legal services to be affordable and meaningful in the food movement. She is designing legal services to protect and advocate for the interest of small farms in the region.


Trinita Ervin | Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc.: Trinita wants to make sure young girls have a sound understanding of wellness nutrition and that they build healthy habits before reaching middle school. She does this through a series of programs and workshops for K-5 students.



About The Partnership:

In 2016, Food Well Alliance and the Center for Civic Innovation teamed up to invest in the work of leaders in the food movement. The Food Innovation Fellowship supports community leaders with entrepreneurial ideas that address challenges and opportunities to strengthen the soil and work of the people in Atlanta's local food system. The Food Innovation Fellowship is a six-month program and offers a modest stipend, coaching, and classes for the participants.

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Food Well Alliance

Food Well Alliance is a collaborative network of local leaders working to build thriving farms and gardens that enhance the health, vitality, and resilience of communities across metro Atlanta. The creation of Food Well Alliance was made possible through funding from our founding benefactor, the James M. Cox Foundation and through the vision of Jim Kennedy and Bill Bolling. Together, they saw an opportunity to connect members of Atlanta's local food movement to collectively build a healthier community. Food Well Alliance exists to bring this vision to life.