Dear Supporter of Food Justice:

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) has worked diligently for the past ten years, with the help of supporters like you, to contribute to food justice and food security in Detroit.  We continue to operate programs that grow fresh produce, train urban farmers, influence public policy, engage youth and address racism within the food system.

Among our many significant milestones achieved in 2016 were:

  • Acquiring site control of land in Detroit’s North End to build the Detroit People’s Food Co-op and the Detroit Food Commons.
  • Successful completion, by five participants, of our fifth annual  D-Town Farm Urban Agriculture Internship Program.
  • Hosting Senator Debbie Stabenow’s press conference at D-Town Farm announcing the 2016 Urban Agricultural Bill.
  • Implementation of a Food Warriors Youth Development Program sponsored school-wide composting initiative and food tastings at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology.
Unfortunately, we are also experiencing some challenges.  For the past five years, we have been partners in three USDA grants that provided substantial funding for our programs.  All of those grants will end within the next few months, leaving us with a funding gap.

This year we are asking our friends and supporters to make generous year-end donations to support DBCFSN’s Food Warriors Youth Development Program.  This program has served hundreds of young people at multiple Detroit sites, teaching them how to: build and maintain raised bed gardens; prepare the foods that they grow; and be conscious consumers and advocate for food justice in their communities. Your donation will help ensure the continuation of this vital program.

Right now, while everything is in front of you, will you make a year-end donation to help us continue to help children in Detroit?  We appreciate all donations from $10 to $10,000.  DBCFSN is a 501c3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible.

Checks can be mailed to 11000 W. McNichols, Suite 311, Detroit, MI  48221 and online donations can be made at our website:

Working for Food Justice,
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Malik Yakini
Executive Director and Co-founder

11000 W. McNichols, Ste. 311 | Detroit, MI  48221 | 313.345.3663 |



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