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Awesome Food Ideas Wanted

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How would you make our food system more awesome?

That is the question that the Awesome Foundation wants to know.

Starting next month, the Foundation intends to give out $1,000 per month to “further food awesomeness in the universe.” If you get your application in by August 5, you could be the winner of the first round of money.

According to the website, the “no-strings attached grant” could fund a variety of projects—everything from “educating the public about DIY farming” to “creating an ad-hoc eatery in a subway car.”

Awesome Food is a chapter of the worldwide Awesome Foundation, a microgrant funder that launched in Boston two years ago and now includes chapters in cities around the world. (The food chapter is the first issue-based one).

Awesome Food’s board of trustees includes an all-star set of foodies including Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farms in New York and food journalist Jennifer 8. Lee. They’ve set a high bar for awesomeness, so step up your game. According to Lee, they’ve already received a bunch of great applications.

Good luck!

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