12 local agencies to receive PIE Food Grant 

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that 12 local agencies have been selected to receive the Tamara D. Grigsby Office of Equity and Inclusion’s 2023 Partners in Equity (PIE) Food Grant, according to a county press release. 

The PIE Food program encourages innovative development of projects that advance equity and access in local food systems through educational and outreach services. 

In total, $20,000 will be awarded to recipients of the 2023 PIE Food Grant. Recipients were selected based on proposals intended to address issues related to healthy food access, access to land for growing food, or issues related to food waste and recovery. 

The 2023 grants fall in one of two categories: small grants, for applicants requesting $2,000 or less, and large grants, for applicants requesting $2,001 to $4,000. 

The 2023 small grant recipients include: 

  • Kids From Wisconsin, for $250;  
  • F.O.S.T.E.R. of Dane County, for $500; 
  • Goodman Community Center, for $2,000; 
  • Mission Nutrition Deforest Inc., for $250; and 
  • Padres E Hijos En Acción, for $2,000. 

Large grant recipients for 2023 include:  

  • Americorps Farm to School Program/Farm to School Specialists at Oregon School District, for $1,000;  
  • Bayview Foundation, for $1,297; 
  • Kidlinks World Inc., for $3,603; 
  • Neighborhood House Community Center, for $1,000; 
  • Reap Food Group Inc., for $3,100; 
  • The River Food Pantry, for $1,000; and 
  • Sunshine Plan/Sun Prairie Food Pantry Sunshine Place Culturally Relevant Food Project, for $4,000.