WHAT WE FUND
The J.R. Albert Foundation addresses poverty by funding work in local food systems in the states of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. More specifically, we focus our support in three areas:
- Food Accessibility - Often, people living in poverty do not have access to healthy and nutritious food in their communities, towns, and homes. The Foundation supports organizations that provide access to healthy food to those in need. We also support organizations doing food advocacy work.
- Nutrition Education - According to a 2013 Gallup survey, only 57.7% of Americans consume produce regularly (at least 4 days a week). The Foundation supports organizations that promote healthy food consumption to those in need.
- Local Sustainable Agriculture - It is difficult for people and families to escape poverty when they have no control over their food system. The Foundation supports organizations that promote food sovereignty by creating opportunities in local and sustainable agricultural.