A unique opportunity has arrived to improve America’s food system. If we seize it, the potential impacts are huge:
- Better health for the two-thirds of American adults now suffering from obesity, diabetes, and other food-related conditions
- More and better food on the table for the 49 million Americans who currently go hungry or don’t get the food they need to meet basic nutritional needs
- Smarter, more sustainable use of our resources through a system that produces the food we need without wasting 40 percent of the food we actually grow
- A more equitable society thanks to the elimination of food deserts and empowerment of farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, and food workers
Achieving these goals won’t be easy, but solutions to many of the problems we face are clear, and many people are already hard at work on them—including advocates, entrepreneurs, farmers, investors, philanthropists, culinary professionals, and others.
So far, their efforts have delivered exciting startups and innovative projects but not enough large-scale solutions. With that in mind, Arabella Advisors’ Good Food practice is a concentrated effort to support philanthropists, foundation professionals, and impact investors who are working to transform our nation’s food system.
Based on a decade of food system work, we believe the recipe for Good Food has three essential ingredients: a culture that demands good food, an infrastructure that supplies good food to meet that demand, and a policy environment that enables a good food system to take root. We’re helping to build all three.