The mission of Food21 of Pennsylvania is to expand the breadth and depth of the regional and agriculture economy through market-driven solutions and strategies.
Food21 is a catalyst for developing new methods and organizing resources in order to achieve the mission of growing the regional food economy consistent with our stated values and ideas. Our core values are as follows:
Expanding jobs and economic opportunity in the food economy
Sustainability through the applications of clean and cost-effective use of energy
Broad and inclusive participation in the food economy
Environmentally responsible in the production and processing of food
Advocate meeting health and well-being through nutritional food
Financial sustainability via normal market exchanges
Food21 acts as a catalyst across our many communities to connect existing resources, innovate new solutions with our partners and continue to promote and share both ideas and challenges in what it takes to grow a robust and active food economy.
Currently, we are working on the following initiatives:
Strengthen and reinforce the food system’s contribution to both job growth and community economic development.
Apply the latest technologies and ideas for clean, efficient and cost-effective uses of energy in the food economy, from growing, to processing, to distribution.
Strive to ensure that the economic benefits of the food economy are shared by all and that participation in it is inclusive of every group in our region.
Find ways to improve the nutritional value of our food system and meet basic human needs for healthy food.
Focus on solutions and strategies that are market-driven and have sustainability through normal market exchanges
Food21 of Pennsylvania was established in 2018 as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. All contributions to Food21 are tax-exempt. The Alliance for Non-profit Resources (www.anrinfo.org) serves as our fiscal agent and provides us with administrative support services. If you are making a contribution please direct it to the Alliance for Non-Profit Resources indicating that it is to support the work of Food21. Contributions should be sent to ANR, c/o Sandra Curry, 127 South Main Street, Butler, PA 16001.