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What Funders Need to Know: Introduction to the Food System

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Publication Date: 
March, 2014
Source(s): 
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Food is essential. But how often do you consider where your food comes from?This issue of What Funders Need to Know from the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers explores the stages of the food system, from production all the way to disposal. Why is this important to philanthropy?

Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our regional food system.

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