Twilight Supper, JVTF's annual fundraiser, raises meaningful funds that propel JVTF's growth and impact on youth and the Birmingham community.
MISSION + VISION
JVTF uses food as a foundation so that young people can lead, create, and grow a healthy future for themselves and their community. Food is our foundation; people grow here. We envision communities inspired by food and transformed by youth.
GOOD SCHOOL FOOD EDUCATION + APPRENTICESHIP MODEL
Working in close partnership with Birmingham City Schools, we operate 7 vibrant, student-centered Teaching Farms and our Good School Food education and apprenticeship model. Through cross-curricular experiential lessons and on-the-job training, youth find joy in learning by using food, farming, and the culinary arts as a foundation for academic exploration, leadership, and pursuit of career and post-secondary pathways. The Center for Food Education expands access to Good School Food, doubling the number of students that experience our transformational learning experiences, creating more pathways for youth to achieve economic mobility, and fostering a hub for community-led change through food.
GOOD COMMUNITY FOOD
JVTF is committed to improving access to fresh food and building food-resilient, healthy, and connected communities in Birmingham. Launched in 2022, Good Community Food is a citywide initiative designed to strengthen the local food system by increasing food access, providing agricultural skills-based training, and sharing resources with urban growers and community gardens.