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Full City Challenge

Brief Description: 

A joint initiative of the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting new collaborations that leverage our region’s robust food economy to address the acute problems of hunger and poverty in the Philadelphia region.

Between December 3, 2018 and January 24, 2019, short proposals are being accepted for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms and other new solutions that use food, culinary or agricultural-based solutions to address pervasive hunger and its underlying causes for too many of our region’s residents. Of particular interest are food-related ideas that:

  • attack the root causes of hunger and economic inequality;
  • embrace creative approaches to collaboration and partnership;
  • can be piloted at a small scale;
  • have the potential to be replicated or scaled; and
  • are not overly duplicative of services or programs already in place in the Philadelphia area.

A panel of expert judges will select a grand prize winner to receive $5,000 to support implementation of a pilot of their concept. A People’s Choice Award prize of up to $2,500 will also be given to the team that raises the most money via GoFundMe.

January 24, 2019
Contact for Additional information: 

To learn more, check out the Full City Challenge FAQ and review a pdf of the application to get a sense of what it entails, or attend an Info Session on January 10 at 5pm at  Venture Cafe Philadelphia, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor, Philadelphia.