Nourishing Power Network

Nourishing Power Network Components
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Photo credit: Janet Century Photography Courtesy of Neighborhood Connections

Working together to root and grow a local food system that works for all.

The Nourishing Power Network is part of a research study that is testing ways to transform food systems by bridging community power with organizational power to spark and expand food justice initiatives led by the community.


What do we hope to learn together through the Network? 
  • If we cultivate welcoming spaces for community building, will it spark and expand food justice in Greater Cleveland?
  • If we support community-led action with financial and technical resources, will it tip the food system to fairness?
  • If we root and grow community ownership of local food systems, will it promote equity, vibrancy, and holistic health?

Learn more about the Nourishing Power Network. 


Join us to create the Nourishing Power Network.

The Nourishing Power Network is working to root and grow a food system that works for all.

It consists of four components: the Advisory Council, Nourishing Power Networking, the Food Systems Change Fellowship, and a Nutrition Equity Fund. The Advisory Council, Fellowship, and Fund will require an application, and the Networking is open to all!

Learn more about each of the four cores in the drop-downs below or download our one-pager to learn more about the study.

Connect with local food justice leaders, share stories and talent, grow capacity and relationships.

  • Join us at Rid-All Green Partnership for Nourishing Power's first networking event. Connect with food justice enthusiasts, explore Rid-All, and participate in a composting workshop. From 11:30-12:30, attendees will be provided lunch and have an opportunity to shape future Nourishing Power networking events.
    • Date: August 31, 2022 
    • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Format: In person only 
    • Register for this event. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 registrants. 

Community leaders guiding and co-leading the Nourishing Power Network and sharing lessons learned to sustain efforts. 

  • Learn more about the Advisory Council opportunity.
  • Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort of the Advisory Council are closed. Please check back in 2023 for more information. 

Seeking change-makers bringing fresh ideas to better link food systems to improve the health of children, youth, and families.

  • Learn more about the Food Systems Change Fellowship. 
  • Applications for the Food Systems Change Fellowship open on August 15. 
  • Register for the virtual information session on August 15. 

Grant funding for collaborative and creative food justice projects led by the community.

  • Check back in March 2023 for more information.

Contact or 216-368-1340 with questions. 

The Nourishing Power Network is part of the Nourishing Neighborhoods, Empowering Communities study conducted by Case Western Reserve University in partnership with Neighborhood Connections and The FARE Project