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

The Charlottesville Food Justice Network is a collaborative effort among local organizations that seeks to build a healthy and equitable community food system. The group consists of over a dozen nonprofit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions that are exploring how to increase access to healthy, nutritious foods for all members of our community. Visit the link above to learn more about the Network and the partner organizations.

Move2Health Coalition

The Move2Health Coalition of the Thomas Jefferson Health District encourages healthy eating and active living through education, advocacy, and evidence-based programming throughout our community. The group consists of 20 health-oriented organizations and businesses, and provide guidance and support for many of our community access programs and partnerships, including Fresh Farmacy and Harvest of the Month.

UVA Food Collaborative

The UVA Food Collaborative works to promote research, teaching, and community engagement around issues of food, agriculture, and sustainability. It provides an important forum for engaging students and food service professionals in discussions of the role of local food in the university setting.

UVA Health Systems

UVA Health Systems is a state-funded academic medical center that provides inpatient and outpatient care, patient education, and medical research and training of healthcare professionals. It has been a partner and supporter of Local Food Hub and the Fresh Farmacy program for several years. Along with the Department of Public Health Sciences in the UVA School of Medicine, it provides technical assistance, program evaluation, and guidance in identifying new sites.

Wallace Center

The Wallace Center at Winrock International is a national non-profit organization that develops partnerships, pilots new ideas, and advances solutions to strengthen communities through resilient farming and food systems. As an early “study hub” of the Center, Local Food Hub has a long history of sharing information and best practices through its resource network.

City Schoolyard Garden

City Schoolyard Garden is a non-profit organization that cultivates health, academic exploration, environmental stewardship, equity and community through garden-based, experiential learning and leadership development for Charlottesville youth. Local Food Hub and City Schoolyard Garden partner on farm-to-school initiatives such as Harvest of the Month, a monthly snack program, and Virginia Farm to School Week, both of which are designed to get more local, healthy food into the Charlottesville school system.

Your Support

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 Kristen Suokko at (434) 430-5548  or kristen@localfoodhub.org.

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