PUFFA is truly grassroots with a strong collaboration made up of residents, block captains, youth, community-based organizations, schools, libraries, recreation centers and gardeners. All come together in PUFFA to make the places where they live and work healthier and safer.
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation selected HealthPromotion Council (HPC) as one of nine grantee communities across the countryto create a Community Action Plan in partnership with its community to addressfood and fitness access issues.The $1.2 million grant, over three years, is one of nine awarded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to community and non-profit groups that are working together to transform how food moves from the farm to the table in Philadelphia and how our communities can have access to safe places for fitness and play. The Health Promotion Council (HPC) administers and staffs PUFFA.
Philadelphia has a vibrant and sustainable local economy where everyone has equitable access to and enjoys:
- safe inviting environments that support healthy active lifestyles, and
- locally produced and distributed healthy fresh affordable and ethnically/culturally acceptable food.
To serve as a catalyst and advocate for achieving the PUFFA vision through connecting communities, organizations, individuals and government.