Dear Supporter of Food Justice:
The Detroit Black Community
Food Security Network (DBCFSN) has worked tirelessly
for nearly seven years to contribute to the public dialogue about, and practice of, food security and food justice in Detroit. We continue to operate innovative programs that grow fresh produce, train urban farmers, sell food cooperatively, influence public policy, engage youth and address racism within the food system.
Among our many significant milestones achieved in 2012 were:
• Completion of feasibility study for the expansion of our co-op buying club to a full service retail food co-op store
• Installation of water lines and frost-free hydrants at D-Town Farm
• Implementation of our first Summer Urban Ag Internship Program
• Awarded a $10,000 grant from Food Co-op Initiative to conduct community education and engagement sessions on our food co-op
• Expanded our 6th Annual Harvest Festival to two days and featured keynotes by Urban Ag Guru Will Allen and Vegan Chef Bryant Terry
• Received the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award
• Provided leadership and helped to frame the issues in the struggle for land justice in Detroit
We are asking our friends and supporters to make a generous year-end donation to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network to help us deepen and broaden our on-going work of building food justice, food security and food sovereignty for Detroiters. We appreciate all donations from $10 to $10,000. DBCFSN is a 501c3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible. Your generous donation will help us continue making progress towards achieving our goals.
Donations can be made on-line at our website (www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org), or can be mailed to:
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Detroit, MI 48238
We appreciate your support and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our community in the upcoming year.
Malik Yakini, Executive Director