As part of First Nations’ Food Pantry Initiative, the Setting the Table for a Healthy Food System in Indian Country project supports work to build the organizational and program capacity of Tribal food pantries and food banks, thus boosting control, cultural responsiveness, and infrastructure of community food systems. This effort is vital to understanding the nature and profile of Tribal food pantries and food banks and the role these entities serve in addressing food needs of their communities.
Grants made through Round 1 of the project were made possible with the generous support of the Walmart Foundation.
The Setting the Table project was born out of First Nations Food Pantry Initiative ‒ a project under the umbrella program, Nourishing Native Foods & Health. The Food Pantry Initiative was launched in 2020 to provide resources to food-insecure Native American communities, organizations, and programs.
Through the Setting the Table project, in 2022, First Nations provided an average of $35,000 in grants to support the Native food programs of the following community partners.