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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network awarded $750,000 grant

DETROIT — The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) recently received a three-year $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich.

DBCFSN will use the grant to support programs such as D-Town Farm, Summer Urban Ag Internship Program, Annual Harvest Festival, Food Warriors Youth Development Program, “What’s for Dinner?” Lecture Series, the Ujamaa Food Buying Club and to create a retail co-op food store.

Rashid Nuri, farmer, activist and the founder of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta will speak at DBCFSN’s “What’s for Dinner?” Lecture Series Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Explorer Room on the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

DBCFSN will also host its annual Harvest Festival at D-Town Farm Sept. 21 and 22. This year’s theme is “What’s Growing On? Cultivating the Rich Legacy of the Detroit African American Agricultural Tradition.”

There will be learnshops, cooking and raw foods demonstrations, children’s activities, a marketplace, live stage music and more.

For more information or to become a vendor, call the DBCFSN office at 313.345.3663.   

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