The Farm Food Collaborative (FFC) is North Alabama’s first local food hub, operating out of the Food Bank of North Alabama since September 2014. FFC’s mission of building a robust local food system is three-fold: to support thriving family farms, a strong economy, and a healthy population. To that end, we help farmers obtain food safety certifications and coordinate sales and delivery logistics so farms throughout North and Central Alabama can sell to school districts, early care and education (ECE) sites, grocery stores, and restaurants.
This economic impact is multiplied more than twice over as local food dollars are re-circulated throughout the community and farm jobs are created and retained. Everyone from children in the school lunch line to families shopping at the grocery store have greater access to fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables. All of these things combine to achieve more food security in our region, which serves the Food Bank’s long-term mission of helping create solutions to end hunger
The Farm Food Collaborative makes supporting local foods and farmers easy! All you have to do is ask! Ask if your school, grocery store, favorite restaurant or workplace cafeteria is buying locally grown fruits and vegetables. If not, have them contact someone at the Farm Food Collaborative!
Carey Martin-Lane (256) 947-1003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Bishnoi (256) 656-7643 email@example.com
Chyna Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Kusiak email@example.com
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