Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Orangelawn & West Outer Drive
MI 48239

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Eco-Justice Organization


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Since February 2006, at a time when many Detroiters have limited access to healthy food choices, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network has worked tirelessly to raise our awareness about food, where it comes from, who controls it, and the role it plays in building healthy families and communities. We have created models of community self-determination and grassroots citizen engagement that have attracted national attention. Among our accomplishments are:

* Establishment of D-Town Farm, a four acre organic farm in Detroit’s Rouge Park. (see map)
* Selection by Will Allen as the Detroit Regional Outreach Training Center for Growing Power, Inc.
* Successfully led efforts to have Detroit City Council approve The City of Detroit Food Security Policy and to create the Detroit Food Policy Council.
* Organized the Ujamaa Food Co-op Buying Club. Call 313.345.3663
* Provided leadership to the “Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System” initiative.

Amazingly, we accomplished these things prior to getting our first grant funding just a few months ago. We have relied primarily on the resources and support of our own community.

As we approach the end of 2010, we ask that you make a generous donation to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network to enable us to continue our groundbreaking work of establishing food security and food justice for Detroit’s African-American community in particular, and Detroiters in general. DBCFSN is a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. Please consider donating $25, $50, $100 or more. Donations should be made payable to DBCFSN. Please write fund drive in the memo on your check.

Please mail donations to:


3800 Puritan

Detroit, MI 48238

or you can go to our website and use PayPal.

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