Press Releases

Release Date: April 20, 2022
The Food Trust Launches 2022-27 Strategic Plan: Partners in Promoting Nutrition Security

Release Date: December 2, 2021
The Food Trust Appoints Jessica Borger as Vice President of Programs and Development

Release date: October 4, 2021
New Education Resource: Introducing The Food Trust's New Online Learning Hub

Release date: June 29, 2021
The Food Trust's Farmers Markets are Open for the Season

Release date: June 24, 2021
The Food Trust Appoints Industry Veteran Regine Metellus as Vice President of Finance

Release date: December 21, 2020
The Food Trust Announces Strategic Planning RFP

Release date: December 21, 2020
The Food Trust and Anthem Foundation Sustain Food Access in Communities

Release date: October 16, 2020
The Food Trust Names Mark Edwards as Chief Executive Officer

Release date: March 19, 2020
The Food Trust's Three Year-Round Farmers Markets to Remain Open During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Release date: January 16, 2020
The Food Trust Names Aaron Felder as Interim CEO

Release date: November 5, 2019
The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier Rounds Out 2019 Season with Tributes to Veterans (11/9) and Four-Legged Friends (11/16)

Release date: September 20, 2019
The Food Trust Announces Leadership Transition

Release date: June 18, 2019
The Food Trust Expands Food Access Efforts with Support from Anthem Foundation

Release date: March 21, 2019
Night Market Philadelphia Announces 2019 Lineup and Website Launch

Release date: March 4, 2019
Wednesday Evening at the Flower Show: Free Town Hall Addresses Local Food and Farming Policies Affecting Greater Philadelphia 

Release date: October 11, 2018
American Ninja Warrior Star Najee Richardson to Give Keynote Address at The Food Trust's HYPE High School Youth Leadership Summit, October 17

Release date: September 6, 2018
This Fall, Night Market Philadelphia Continues East of the Delaware, West of Broad, and at the Heart of the Ben Franklin Parkway

Release date: July 24, 2018
22 Local Farmers Markets Open for the Season

Release date: June 12, 2018
New Farmers Market Opens in Germantown

Release date: May 11, 2018
Freeway to Headline Night Market Philadelphia

Release date: April 18, 2018
Night Market Philadelphia Announces 2018 Season

Release date: April 3, 2018
Philly Food Bucks Now Available at Five Local Fresh Grocers

Release date: March 6, 2018
Tonight at the Flower Show: Town Hall Addresses the Importance of the Farm Bill for Greater Philadelphia

Release date: November 17, 2017
Clark Park Farmers Market Celebrates 20 Years This Saturday With Harvest Day

Release date: October 19, 2017
Preschools in Salem County, NJ, Celebrate Farm to School Month by Distributing "Good Food Bags" to Families

Release date: September 27, 2017
The Food Trust's Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, Selected for New National Leadership Program to Build Health Equity

Release date: June 29, 2017
Get HYPE Philly! Young Leaders Award $74,000 in Mini-Grants to Local Youth-Serving Organizations

Release date: June 14, 2017
The Food Trust's Night Market Philadelphia Awarded $150,000 in Support from Knight Foundation to Promote Civic Engagement and Inclusion

Release date: June 5, 2017
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, Hip-Hop Dance Troupe Special EFX and GSK Gather to Celebrate Philadelphia’s Young Leaders for Healthy Change

Release date: May 23, 2017
President's Proposed Cuts to SNAP Will Result in More Hunger and Fewer Communities with Access to Healthy Food

Release date: March 30, 2017
Night Market Philadelphia's 2017 Season Celebrates Diverse Neighborhoods and Immigrant Communities Across Four Corners of Philadelphia

Release date: February 16, 2017
Get HYPE Philly! Recipient of National Healthy Education and Workfroce Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Release date: January 17, 2017
The Food Trust Launches the Center for Healthy Food Access: New collaborative project aims to increase access to and demand for healthy foods and beverages in underserved urban and rural communities

Release date: January 11, 2017
USDA-Funded Statewide Expansion of SNAP Healthy Food Incentive Program Now at Three Philadelphia Supermarkets

Release date: November 21, 2016
The Food Trust Awards Mini-Grants for Pennsylvania's First Farm to Early Care Awards

Release date: November 16, 2016
Headhouse Farmers Market Continues Celebrating 10 Seasons with a Day-Before-Thanksgiving Market and December Holiday Markets

Release date: May 19, 2016
Reservations Now Open: Shopping with the Chef

Release date: April 28, 2016
Mayor Kenney Joins Youth Leaders for Get HYPE Philly! Celebration

Release date: April 13, 2016
10 Years Growing: Headhouse Farmers' Market Celebrates 10th Season

Release date: March 10, 2016
The Food Trust, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and American Heart Association Celebrate Release of New Task Force Report, Supporting Healthy Corner Store Development in New Jersey

Release date: February 1, 2016
Healthier Food Trucks, Healthier Consumers: The Food Trust and University of Pennsylvania Students Collaborate on Innovative Certification Program for Philly Food Trucks

Release date: October 29, 2015
Let's Move! Executive Director Debra Eschmeyer to Deliver Keynote Speech at Field to Tray, the Inaugural Farm to School Conference for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Release date: October 21, 2015
Field to Tray, the Inaugural Farm to School Conference for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Brings Together Innovators in the Field to Connect Communities with Fresh, Healthy Food

Release date: October 13, 2015
Chelsea Clinton to Visit The Food Trust's HYPE Youth Leadership Summit, October 20

Release date: June 26, 2015
Common Ground Marketplace to Debut Expanded 2015 Season on Sunday, July 12

Release date: May 20, 2015
Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Food Drive Returns on June 4 with Fairmount Farmers' Market Community Celebration

Release date: May 14, 2015 
Celebrate the Unveiling of Congregation Rodeph Shalom’s Major Renovation at The Food Trust’s Common Ground Marketplace on Sunday, May 17

Release date: April 30, 2015
Headhouse Farmers' Market Opens for the Season on Sunday, May 3

Release date: March 19, 2015
Announcing the recipients of the $5 million GSK Impact Grant for a healthier Philadelphia

Release date: March 17, 2015
Tickets on sale for EATS Philly: A Street Food Throwdown for Healthy Kids

Release date: March 9, 2015
Flight Market @ Lincoln Financial Field: An afternoon of street food, field tours, live music, flea market shopping, special Eagles appearances and more

Release date: December 10, 2014
Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! food drive invites holiday shoppers at Clark Park Farmers’ Market to share healthy food with low-income families

Release date: December 8, 2014
The Food Trust Receives $900,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Release date: November 17, 2014
This Giving Tuesday, support healthy food access and eduacation by dining out at local favorites The Farm and Fisherman, Tria Cafe or Pitruco Pizza

Release date: November 12, 2014
Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Food Drive Invites Thanksgiving Shoppers at Fitler Square and Headhouse Farmers' Market to Share Healthy Food with Low-Income Families

Release date: September 24, 2014
The Rollins Family Foundation Launches Partnership with The Food Trust to Empower Local Youth

Release date: September 4, 2014
The Food Trust and the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Celebrate Back-to-School Healthy Eating with Harvest Day at the Christian Street YMCA

Release date: September 3, 2014
'I Love Food: Making Missouri More Delicious' event to be held at Hilton Garden Inn and Farmers Market of the Ozarks


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