The 2019 Our Food Journey™ Small Change Big Impact Challenge

Ten finalists presented their ideas for an improved food system at the Impact Challenge. Hormel Foods awarded $16,000 in grants to 4 organizations.


Scott Aakre, VP Consumer Insights and Corporate Innovation, Hormel Foods

Hon. Robert Barber, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Former U.S. Ambassador

Neal Doyle, Product Manager, Fidelity Labs

Elizabeth Fastiggi, Executive in Residence Attention Span

Garrett Law, Chief Strategy Officer, Attention Span

Crista Martin

Crista Martin, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications, Harvard University Dining Services

Jeff Sinelli, Founder & Chief Vibe Officer, Which Wich

Impact Challenge 2019

Cambridge Public Schools received $6,000 for a food vacuum sealer to augment a weekend backpack program and reduce food waste.

Conscious Alliance was awarded $5,000 for their program to bring food relief where it’s needed most, to hungry children in underserved communities.

Power of Change, created by Harvard College student Christi Lee, received $1,000 for the 50 Cents Challenge, which helps Massachusetts students donate to hunger relief through local food banks.

Tufts University’s New Entry Food Hub won a $4,000 grant for a program to train new and immigrant farmers, with the produce going to underserved people.

The 10 Finalists

2019 Challenge Gallery

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