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Partnership for Growth LA’s Freedom Farms Program to Announce First Freedom Farms Grant Awardees in Upcoming Event

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The first round of grant awardees will be announced at The Gathering Spot on Thursday February 22, 2024

Partnership for Growth LA (PFGLA) will officially name its first round of grant awardees for its Freedom Farms program on February 22, 2024.

PFGLA established the Freedom Farms program to address the growing food insecurity in South and West Los Angeles. Partnership for Growth LA’s mission is to build sustainable community wellness in the communities they serve. Statistics show that 1 in 4 households, a total of 2 million people, across Los Angeles County experience food insecurity. Existing food pantries are riddled with shortages. Moreover, fresh fruit and vegetables are almost non-existent in South Los Angeles food retail stores.

Freedom Farms launched in July 2023 and received a $7 million budget allocation from the State of California, with support from Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove, to address food justice and food apartheid in Los Angeles by building access to nutritious food and green space in BIPOC neighborhoods across the region. The project received 45 applications for its first round of grants. 13 organizations were awarded a total of $780,000. According to  PFGLA’s CEO, Pastor Eddie Anderson, “each of these organizations is a food justice champion who will improve food access and healthy food education in Los Angeles through the creation of urban farms.”

Awardees of this round’s grants include: Carthay School of Environmental Studies; Crenshaw Community Garden; Epworth Farm; First AME Church; Garden School Foundation; Good Earth Community Garden; Greater Watts Community Garden; Greener Way Associates; Hollywood Community Housing; LA Green Grounds; RootDown LA; Park Hills Community Church; and Social Justice Learning Institute. Each of these organizations is committed to creating local, sustainable food systems.

The event on February 22, 2024, will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Gathering Spot (5211 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016). PFGLA leaders will be present for the ceremony, which will feature brief speeches from officials and stakeholders. After the ceremony, awardees will be networking with attendees. Attendees slated to be present include Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove, Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, representatives of local organizations such as the LA Food Policy Council, and many others.

Learn more about Partnership for Growth LA at


Founded in 2020, Partnership for Growth LA is a Black and Jewish community development corporation established to build sustainable community wellness and cooperative development among South and West Los Angeles. 

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