Media & Awards


Media Highlights

Star Tribune (headline story!): https://www.startribune.com/brightside-produce-offers-new-hope-for-food-deserts/440223823/?refresh=true

 

CBS Local: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/3710515-brightside-produce-delivering-healthful-foods-to-urban-food-deserts/

 

Medium: https://medium.com/hecua-offcampus/brightside-produce-a-sustainable-and-self-funding-business-model-to-eliminate-food-deserts-78d76eeeb52d

 

Tommie (University of St. Thomas) Media: https://news.stthomas.edu/brightside-produce-brings-ingenuity-collaboration-food-desert-battle/

 

Grants and Awards to BrightSide and co-founders Adam Pruitt & Deedee Fuller

U.S. Consulate in Cape Town Grant (2021) — strengthen ties and build relationships between the U.S. and South Africa through educational projects that encourage youth to explore STEM

 

RISE (Ramsey County Investment & Support Efforts) / CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Recovery) Grant (2020) — allowed us to make weekly deliveries of free fresh produce to the homes of >400 families 

 

Good Food Access Program / Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture (2020) — expand our corner store delivery network in Minneapolis and provide technical assistance to increase accessibility of healthy foods

 

Statewide Health Improvement Project / Minneapolis Health Department (2020) — essential community health support in response to COVID-19 pandemic

 

Courageous Innovator Award (2018) – Environmental Initiative Award https://environmental-initiative.org/news/and-the-winners-are/

 

Homegrown Hero Award (2015) – Homegrown Minneapolis http://www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/homegrown/WCMS1P-135314

 

Aspen Ideas Award Finalist (2015) — https://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/press-release/inaugural-aspen-ideas-award-finalists-announced/