The Fox Valley Food Initiative works with Aurora’s African American Men of Unity

Fox Valley’s Just Food Initiative is a faith and hope-based organization of individuals committed to building fair and sustainable food systems.
Young black students were selected by the African American partner Men of Unity of Aurora to participate in this year’s JFI Young Black Agri-preneurs of Kane County program. The program started on Saturday April 3rd.
Students – roughly 10 black boys – will learn where food comes from, understand soil and how it produces plant-based foods, and why clean and green foods are so important to their own bodies – both the brain and the muscles. The program tuition will conclude with four of the 10 or so participants who will be creating their own gardens on Memorial Day weekend. The food they grow will belong to their own family.
The youth will experience food breeding as a possible career. You will be exposed to ideas in order to become an entrepreneur. Just Food plans to expand the program in the future.
To learn more about the African American men of Aurora’s Unity, visit
African American Men of Unity is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1999 that aims to provide underserved individuals and families with education, training and resources to fulfill their divine purpose, improve the quality of their lives and promote self-efficacy in impoverished communities.

For more information on Fox Valley’s Just Food Initiative, contact Cindy Sansale, Director, at (630) 383-1357 or [email protected]


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