Community Partnerships

Strong and healthy food systems are built on collaboration, from farmers to producers to advocates making change at the community and national level. Local Food Hub values all of its partnerships, a few of which are highlighted here:

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Charlottesville Food Justice Network

Cultivate Charlottesville engages with youth and community to build a healthy and just food system. They believe that working together to grow gardens, share food and power, and advocate for just systems – cultivates a healthy community for all. Food is a human right and they aim to create food equity – personally, in community, and across systems and structures. Together they are growing, sharing, and advocating for food equity.

Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network builds racial equity in our food system through education, organizing, and advocacy. As a collective, over 35 organizations work in unique and complementary ways to build health and food security in Charlottesville. Our work focuses on the intersection of food equity and healthy school foods, affordable housing, urban agriculture, access and markets, and food pathways transportation. Local Food Hub is a core team member that is active in supporting equity work led by the Network. Local Food Hub also supports Cultivate’s City Schoolyard Garden in their work to connect youth with how their food is grown.

Move2Health Equity Coalition

Move2Health is a partnership with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Blue Ridge Health District, the University of Virginia, and dozens of nonprofit organizations and businesses to promote healthy eating and active living for all community members. Its focus lies in Access to Healthcare, Active Communities, Healthy Food Systems, and Healthy Spaces. Local Food Hub is an active member of the Coalition.

UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative

The University of Virginia Sustainable Food Collaborative strives to center food justice and food sovereignty across all of the activities it fosters. This perspective considers how to build a more equitable and genuinely inclusive food system where the agency of all stakeholders is recognized and celebrated. As we learn more about how to increase sustainable dining at UVA, we will consider what food cultures are represented in the meals served, what working conditions exist for agricultural and food workers across the supply chain, who has a seat at decision-making tables, and much more. It has developed a five year action plan for the UVA and broader community. Local Food Hub is an active contributor. Learn more here.

Virginia Food System Council

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Getting fresh, nutritious food to those who need it most relies on the generosity of individual donors. If you would like to help increase access to local food for all segments of our community, please donate today, or contact Portia Boggs at 859-619-3791 or  portia@localfoodhub.org.

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