- Social Innovation Fellowship
The Real Food Challenge is a national initiative uniting students for a just and sustainable food system. Currently working with students on over 300 campuses in the US, the RFC calls on colleges and universities to invest the over $4 billion they spend on food in a real food economy—a food economy that truly nourishes consumers, producers, communities, and the earth. By providing young leaders with key organizing tools, support, and networking opportunities, the RFC illuminates, nourishes, and grows grassroots student action.
The central campaign is to re-direct at least $1 billion of food purchased by colleges and universities toward real food within 10 years. This is our flagship goal—but not the only one. The RFC also supports efforts to develop more college farms, student-community partnerships, academic programs that deal with food systems, solidarity actions with other campaigns, climate change connections and more. Ultimately, we are coalescing a new youth movement that will inspire our generation to reclaim the universal right to a real food economy.