The Wallace Center supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy. We do this by:
Cultivating learning networks and communities of practice
We link networks of practitioners, researchers, public and private sectors, partners and media, building relationships that support sustainable food systems change.
Bringing lessons to a broader audience
We create spaces to share knowledge and understand pathways to impact, and bring these to a broader audience of funders, policymakers, media and the public.
Identifying and piloting emerging models
We catalyze shifts in regional food systems thinking and practice, emphasizing market-based models that improve the health of economies, communities and the environment.
Linking good food funders to on the ground work
We support promising innovations and new models by connecting funders and investors with food systems research and practice, and acting as an intermediary for grantmaking and technical assistance.
Building food systems capacity through technical assistance
We support efforts to bring greater access to healthy food for all communities by providing a broad range of technical assistance across all projects.
The Wallace Center leverages these strategies across all of our work, drawing on market-based approaches to bring more healthy, affordable, sustainably-produced food to all communities, by scaling up to wholesale, retail, and institutional outlets.