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Increasing Food Access and Reducing Hunger Starts in the Community

At Route 1, we believe that increasing diversity and equity in our agricultural system is an important key to ending the racial hunger divide.


By creating economic opportunities and supporting innovation for Black, Brown, and Indigenous farmers we can create a more robust and resilient economy – one that also ensures enough healthy, nutritious, and culturally relevant food for all.


Our Mission

To increase food access and decrease the racial hunger divide by:


farmers of color across the United States.

Our Vision

To increase food access globally and eradicate, dismantle and disrupt the inequity and lack of representation within the agricultural production, 
processing, and food delivery system.

Our Beliefs

Driven by the key values of inclusion, integrity, innovation, courage and community, at Route 1 we believe that—if given the right amount of support and resources—BIPOC emerging farmers can:

  • run profitable farm enterprises

  • grow enough healthy, nutritious, and culturally relevant
    food to address hunger in the community. 


We also believe in the power of food to positively influence health outcomes by ensuring that communities of color have access to fresh, regeneratively-grown food sources.   


Our work inspires us to introduce Black and Brown youth to regenerative agriculture and educational and career pathways in agricultural production and processing. 

Route 1 Services

Route 1 Programs

With your help, we can increase food access and double the number of BIPOC Farmers by 2030.

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