Donate to DBCFSN!
Since February 2006, at a time when many Detroiters have limited access to healthy food choices, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network has worked tirelessly to raise our awareness about food, where it comes from, who controls it, and the role it plays in building healthy families and communities. We have created models of community self-determination and grassroots citizen engagement that have attracted national attention. Among our accomplishments are:
- Establishment of D-Town Farm, a four acre organic farm in Detroit’s Rouge Park.
- Selection by Will Allen as the Detroit Regional Outreach Training Center for Growing Power, Inc.
- Successfully led efforts to have Detroit City Council approve The City of Detroit Food Security Policy and to create the Detroit Food Policy Council.
- Organized the Ujamaa Food Co-op Buying Club.
- Provided leadership to the “Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System” initiative.
Amazingly, we accomplished these things prior to getting our first grant funding just a few months ago. We have relied primarily on the resources and support of our own community.
As we approach the end of 2011, we ask that you make a generous donation to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network to enable us to continue our groundbreaking work of establishing food security and food justice for Detroit’s African-American community in particular, and Detroiters in general. DBCFSN is a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. Please consider donating $25, $50, $100 or more. Donations should be made payable to DBCFSN. Please write fund drive in the memo on your check.
Please mail donations to:
Detroit, MI 48238
Or, use the Paypal link on the left side of this home page to make your electronic donation safely and conveniently.
DBCFSN has several key programs:
- D-Town Farm - our 2 acre model urban farm located in Rouge Park in Northwestern Detroit. The operation includes organic vegetable plots, two bee hives, a hoop house for year round food production, and a composting operation. Our produce is grown using sustainable, chemical-free practices, and sold at D-Town farm, Eastern Market, and urban growers markets throughout Detroit.
- Harvest Festival - an event held every year that showcases our farming operations.
- Ujamaa Food Cooperative
- The Food Warriors Youth Development Program - our partnership with three African centered schools - Aisha Shule, Nsoromma Institute, and Timbuktu Academy - to introduce elementary school students to agriculture.