For food service leaders on New England’s college and university campuses to advance their big ideas.

About the Prize

Launched by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in 2018, the New England Food Vision Prize Program awards as many as six prizes of up to $250,000 each to help New England college and university food service directors launch their bold and innovative ideas to strengthen the region’s food system.

In 2018, the Foundation awarded $250,000 prizes to five teams of institutions and community partners. In 2019, six teams received awards of $250,000 each.

The Prize Program is designed to raise awareness of the region’s food supply, encourage collaboration between food system stakeholders, and increase procurement and consumption of products grown, raised, or harvested in New England.

The Need

Despite recent progress, regulatory, contractual, economic, food safety, and labor-related barriers persist that prevent New England colleges and universities from sourcing more of their food from the region.

At the same time, these institutions represent a collective economic force that has the potential to significantly improve the region’s food system, not only through greater regional procurement, but by helping their students better appreciate the impact they have as consumers with the food choices they make.

Announcing the 2019 Prize Winners

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Food Vision Prize Map

  • NE College with Food Program
  • Prize Applicant or Interest Expresed
  • Prize Winner - Team Member
  • Prize Winner - Lead


Prize Contenders

The map indicates all colleges and universities that are eligible for the New England Food Vision Prize.

Zoom in on the clusters to reveal individual institutions. Click on each pin to see how each school has engaged with the Prize. The pin colors in the legend at the bottom of the map indicate level of engagement.