We are excited to announce that Aramark has teamed up with The FruitGuys Community Fund as a program sponsor in support of BIPOC Farmers.
The FruitGuys Community Fund is pleased to announce that Aramark, the Philadelphia-based food and facilities service provider, is supporting our efforts to ensure the sustainability of Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned or managed farms and agricultural non-profits. The Aramark donation will be applied to the 2022, 2023, and 2024 grant cycles.
Independent farmers who are BIPOC are not only critical to growing food for local communities but also play a pivotal role in creating a welcoming space for people to reconnect with their food sources, with each other, and to foster the next generation of farmers. Since 2012, The FruitGuys Community Fund has awarded 105 grants totaling more than $412,000 dollars to small-scale U.S. farmers and agricultural nonprofits for sustainable agriculture projects that have large positive impacts on the environment, local food webs, and farm diversity.
FruitGuys Community Fund Grants 2012-2022 By The Numbers:
- 105 Farms & agricultural nonprofits
- 30+ States represented
- 1,367 Acres supported
- 83% Women & BIPOC farmers
- 52% Family farms
Aramark helped to fund 10 additional sustainability projects in the 2022 Grant Cycle. These funds were directed to those most vulnerable during this time, including farmers of color, women farmers, and farmers who are veterans. The 17 grantees from 11 states were reviewed and scored by our volunteer community review committee.
Learn more about Aramark in their impact report.