We are announcing the suspension of the remainder of our 2020 programs so that we can focus our efforts and resources in collaboration with others in ways that can minimize the negative impacts that COVID-19 is having on the regional food system. We are disappointed that The New England Food Vision Prize will not take place in 2020, especially since there was so much momentum building across the region’s campuses. We will honor commitments already made and restart the prize program at an appropriate point later this year, with our intention to award the next set of prizes in 2021. Read a statement on the shift from our Executive Director.
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, five 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.
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.
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