Kheprw Institute

Kheprw Institute (KI) is a community organization that works to create a more just, equitable, human-centered world by nurturing youth …

Kia Wells, VOICES Corp

Our mission is to enhance the lives of youth through expression of self, community involvement, and providing options that will empower them …

Andrew Neal, Brookside CDC

Brookside CDC exists to create opportunities for renewal and transformation in the Brookside neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. …

John Brandon, MCCOY

Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc. (MCCOY) serves our community’s young people in two ways: 1) bystrengthening and supporting the …

Jason Williams, Centric

Centric is an Indianapolis-based network of resources that Connects, Educates and Celebrates innovation-minded thinkers in an effort to improve the …

Kiernan Brogan, We LIVE

WeLIVE is a NFP business started to combat youth violence within our city. Contact: brogakie000@warren.k12.in.us

The Free Food Box

I saw a Facebook post of someone who installs food boxes for people to take food from on a daily …

Food Haven Ministries

Food Haven Ministries seeks to be a full-service food pantry and clothing closet to benefit the neighborhoods surrounding 21st and …

Jet Solutions

Jet Solutions is a for-profit business founded and based in Indianapolis. We have been in operation for 2 ½ years …

The Mobile Garden

THE MOBILE GARDEN DESCRIPTION a community green space on wheels for education, creativity, and neighborhood engagement The concept of a …

Microfarming microgreen

Quick summary on microgreens Microgreens are edible young greens that have high nutritional value as compared with mature vegetables. A study …

Citizen’s Food Assembly

The Citizen’s Food Assembly will bring together people most directly affected by food access challenges in order to create community …

Feed Now

Feed Now is a program that aims to help local homeless community, low-income households, and those who are under food insecurity …

Community Table

Cooking and good eating habits are something that has largely been passed down from generation to generation. That tradition has …

Community Food Solutions

Community Food Solutions is an Indianapolis-based social enterprise working with the community to explore and test solutions to improve access …

Indy PL Seed Libraries

The Indianapolis Public Library is committed to enriching informal education and nurturing healthy and vibrant communities. Two branches, Glendale and …

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) is a student-led food rescue organization that fights hunger in Indianapolis.  Founded in October …

Mobile Garden Center

project description  The Mobile Garden Center is a community green space on wheels for food production, education, creativity, and neighborhood engagement. It …

Farms & Prisons/Jails

The individuals in prison/jail have done something to according to our laws have negatively effected our society.  It make me wonder …

Community Ideas

Urban Agriculture: What if all apartment complexes dedicated “greenspace” to community gardens to help provide supplemental fresh food to tenants? …

Garden Tool Lending Library

To Coordinate w/Community Gardens: A garden tool lending library staffed by volunteer retirees or non-working adults + 1 youth “intern” perhaps …

Community Garden App

Name/description: Community Garden App Target customer: Community members Benefit: Virtual platform to connect, educate, and empower local gardeners and eaters Reason to …

Co-op Affordable Grocery Store

Name/description: Co-op “affordable” grocery store that is community-owned and operated Target customer: Low-income, limited transportation, living in a food desert The …

App

Name/description: Crowd-sourced, just-in-time fresh food (meat, cheese, eggs, produce) App Purpose: “NextDoor” style donations/teaching/farm resources/Q&A / Build relationships of community Target …

Shop’N Shuttle

Shop’N Shuttle Target customer: People without private transportation living in food deserts The Pitch: Reliable, convenient, free access to fresh and …

Mobile Grocery

Target Customers “Paula” – Walkers “Doug” – Retired Veteran Communities/school Extended families Benefits Mobile grocers that come to them Improving access …

Grow Your Future Program

Name/description: Grow Your Future Program – a high school student “urban framing” training/internship program Benefit: Access to fresh fruits and …

financing source

A “microloan” program aimed at boosting Small and New Farms: Loans up to $35,000, at an interest rate of less …

Nutrition Aid

Collaboration of a group of local Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists to provide free/low cost medical nutrition therapy to underserved populations with limited …

Statehouse Ideas

Transportation Own cart Church assistance – 1/2 church 1/2 person Free transportation Drivers license support Bus stop shopping w/QR code …

Indy Food Council Ideas

Transportation Grow food closer to those who don’t have it “Get your drivers license” support somehow Utilization of unused or …

Holistic Nutrition

Teaching youth how their food can heal and or treat their body.  Having a teenager and exposing her to different …

Community garden app

When volunteering with a community garden,  it can be difficult to coordinate efforts,  especially when volunteers work whenever they have …

Food Resource Guide

What if we created an annual “food resource guide” that was published and copies left at local community centers, churches and libraries? …

MEET

MEET = Mentoring, Equipping, Education, Transportation Many teens living in low-income areas have a hard time getting their drivers license, …

Volunteer “UBER”

I have long envisioned a transportation service offered for free or a very minimal charge (comparable to bus service) by …

Affordable Meal Kits

Taking from the idea from the MLK session under local buying ideas Use the Blue Apron model to create affordable meal …

Food bus!

purchase a few retired school buses to provide transportation for people to get from food deserts to stores. While on …

Transportation Assistance

Provide a general credit to EBT/Snap assistance users for transportation to grocery providers. This credit could be used in partnership …

Food Ministry Network

Utilizing volunteers from local companies, similar to United Way or Habitat for Humanity model, launch an urban/community garden in partnership …

The Food Artery

The Food Artery is a collection of publicly stationed Kiosks that provide food-insecure people with a real-time updated list of …

Daily Table format

Taking from the model of The Daily Table, a non-profit grocery store in Massachusetts that sells food waste from grocery …

Nurition Shuttle

Create a system similar to the senior communities that provide bi wkly are monthly transportation to and from area groceries. A …

Affordable Co-op

Here is a great article on “How Cooperative Grocery Stores are Bringing Food Access to Low-Income Neighborhoods.” “It’s here that …