Mayor’s Office Announces Local Food Mini-Grant Awardees

$6,300 from Cities of Service awarded to empower neighborhoods, increase local food production and access

Mayor's Corner


ANCHORAGE – Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced the recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Office Local Food Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grant Program supports community projects that increase access to fresh, locally grown food for Anchorage residents.

A selection committee from the Alaska Food Policy Council and Mayor’s Office chose volunteer projects that will educate Anchorage residents about how to improve food security in their neighborhoods. Funds are provided by national nonprofit Cities of Service.

“These projects help us grow community and local food,” stated Mayor Berkowitz.

Recipients of the Mayor’s Office Local Food Mini-Grants:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Elders and Youth Greenhouse
The Arc of Anchorage Gardening program with the Arc of Anchorage and NeighborWorks’ summer youth programs
Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services Raspberry bushes for future Grow North Urban Farm site in Mountain View
Girl Scout Troop 631 Community garden to support church food pantry
Government Hill Elementary Indoor Lettuce Grow Towers
Leigha Simpson Summer gardening program for teens at Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club
Spenard Community Gardeners Community garden at Church of Love
Williwaw Elementary Garden curriculum program for Title I schools in a partnership with UAA School of Public Health

A small community celebration for mini-grant recipients will be held on March 19, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall (632 W. 6th Ave).

For more information, contact Catherine Kemp at (907) 312-9127.