Iowa Food Hub is reorganizing
| What does it take to provide fresh, healthy, local food to school children and Iowans, while providing a sustainable income for local farmers? |
The folks at Iowa Food Hub think they are on to something. In their seven years of operation, they’ve brought $250,000 worth of fresh food to local schools. And they’ve helped generate $2.37 million worth of income for regional farmers.
Unfortunately, it has been a less than stellar year at the hub. A depressed rural economy, poor growing season, and a super competitive marketplace has them rethinking their business model.
As a result, the board paused regular hub operations on December 15, 2018. They are raising funds to launch the next phase..
The board will be raising funds to launch this next phase. You’re invited to join them in building the next era of the Food Hub and northeast Iowa’s local food system. If you would like to contribute, click here.
The Iowa Food Hub is a project of Allamakee New Beginnings (ANB), a non-profit that believes food aggregation and distribution is critical for local food system development in Iowa.
\While we open a new chapter at the Hub, the ANB board will continue the additional components of its work, including education and outreach activities related to beginning farmers, GroupGAP food safety, farm to school, and farm to early childcare.
Questions or comments are welcome at email@example.com.
You can read more about the reorganization on the food hub’s blog, here.
For a directory of other Iowa food hubs, click here.