Field of Interest: 
Religious Life
Program Name: 
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2011, Netiya empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in Los Angeles. Rooted in ancient traditions of land stewardship and earth-based wisdom, the organization grows food to mitigate hunger and nourish the spirit. 

Grant Purpose: 

Engage, unify and mobilize members of the Jewish community and unaffiliated Jews across LA to participate in a campaign of volunteerism, advocacy, and gardening/ environmental programming to address hunger and improve policies related to food access.

More than one million Angelenos—one out of eight—lack consistent access to nutritious food. We know that across the board—Orthodox, Reform, Conservative and unaffiliated, young and old—people want to get involved in this issue. The Hunger Initiative/Netiya can unite these efforts under one banner – and we look forward to uniting our Jewish community in this important social justice cause.

Scott Minkow
Vice President, Innovation & Partnerships, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles