Billy Penn: From ‘Land-Based Jawns’ to ‘Freedom Greens,’ these entrepreneurs use food to help Philly heal

Meet the five finalists in the nutrition track of the Well City Challenge incubator and pitch competition.


If it was up to you to help young adults in Philly feel better and healthier, what would you do?


The five finalists in the Economy League’s Well City Challenge social impact incubator have ideas on how to use food and nutrition to achieve that goal.


That could mean teaching people how to cultivate land and use it for survival, helping folks learn how to get deliciousness out of nutritious greens, working with people to explore the different pulls of their own body, or simply bringing people together to enjoy meals while talking about spirituality.


After working with advisors to hone their idea, the entrepreneurs and activists behind these ideas will come together at a pitch competition on Wednesday, March 3, to make their case to a panel of judges as to why they should win $10,000 in seed funding. They can score an additional $7,500 for their project by getting the most votes from the audience.