The Good Food Organizations (GFO) program connects like-minded nonprofits around the Good Food Principles. These principles include: Taking action from the individual to the systemic level Believing and investing in the power of good food Creating an environment of respect and community leadership Meeting people where they’re at Aiming high for our organizations and our communities Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) supports the GFO program with resources, training, grants and peer learning activities that inspire and build a collective, cross-country commitment to good food for all. Applications for 2024 will open on Monday, October 16, 2023 until Friday, November 24, 2023. To submit your application during this time, please use our online application portal. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook to stay in the know. And, sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and informed. For more information, please reach out to our National Network Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A GFO Access resources Gain access to resources such as program manuals, research summaries, evaluation frameworks, communications planning tools, and fundraising tip sheets. Take targeted training Benefit from small group training sessions focused on program development (healthy food access, food skills, food bank transformation, advocacy) and capacity building (communications, evaluation, fundraising. Apply for Good Food Grants We distribute grants at varying times and notify our partners of these opportunities as they arise. Examples of grants from the past years include: Good Food Access Fund - emergency food needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Child and youth food programs - supporting hands-on food skills, cooking and garden education for children and youth Land-based food programs - supporting Indigenous-led, land-based activities including hunting, fishing, gathering and processing Local Food Fund - increasing access to fresh, local food for community-level organizations Election organizing grants - providing support for federal election organizing activities including voter pop-ups, all-candidates debates and other community events that engage community members in local conversations and election participation. Build community Connect with other like-minded organizations at virtual and in-person gatherings that offer opportunities to network, learn, and share with other Good Food Organizations and Community Food Centres. Join a national movement Participate in national campaigns mobilizing around income policies that ensure everyone can afford good food. Who should apply? You're a community organization with dedicated food programming. Your organization could identify as a food bank, social service organization, First Nations council, poverty reduction organization, health or environmental organization. Your organization offers or plans to offer programming that focuses on food access, food skills, education and engagement. Your organization is aligned with the Good Food Principles. Note: We accept a limited number of non-Canadian applicants annually. Within the Good Food Organizations program, CFCC has created a growing Indigenous Network, which connects with Indigenous-led community food programs across Canada. Intake for the Network is on a rolling basis. If you are interested in learning more about the Indigenous Network, please contact Raymond Johnson-Brown, Indigenous Network and Knowledge Sharing Manager at email@example.com.