The Detroit Black Community Food Security network is a coalition
of organizations and individuals working together to build food security in Detroit’s Black community. Our mission is
to build self-reliance, food security and food justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging
in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging co-operative buying, and directing youth towards careers in food-related
fields. D-Town Farm is a seven acre farm on Detroit’s west side that features organic vegetable plots, mushroom beds,
four bee hives, four hoop houses for year-round food production, and a composting operation.
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:
of feasibility study for the expansion of our co-op buying club to a full service retail food co-op store
of water lines and frost-free hydrants at D-Town Farm
Implementation of our first Summer Urban Ag Internship Program
a $10,000 grant from Food Co-op Initiative to conduct community education and engagement sessions on our food co-op
our 6th Annual Harvest Festival to two days and featured keynotes by Urban Ag Guru Will Allen and Vegan Chef Bryant
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
Detroit, MI 48238
We appreciate your support and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our community in the upcoming
Yakini, Executive Director