- 2015 Food Hub Mini-Grants Awarded
2015 Food Hub Mini-Grants Awarded
Mount Hope, West Virginia — Are you ready to eat local food? Five “Food Hub” organizations in West Virginia have been awarded mini-grants by the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition that will help them expand their work, increasing the amount of locally grown produce and furthering economic development.
The five organizations that were awarded funding are:
- Bonds Creek Farm, located in Ritchie County, will add a mobile component to their business allowing them to sell to nearby areas.
- Monroe Farm Market, in Monroe County, will acquire new purchasing software and fund a part-time employee to assist with the aggregation process.
- Pocahontas County Produce On The Move! will extend service to new markets by funding a dedicated driver for their vehicle.
- The Alderson Community Food Hub will purchase a delivery unit and cool-bot, increasing cold-storage capacity and do a mobile market pilot.
- McDowell County Farms Cooperative will purchase mobile delivery equipment to increase their area of service to better meet the needs of their community.
Watch for stories from these organizations as they progress and do good work this summer and beyond.
Funding for these mini-grants was graciously provided by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, The Appalachian Foodshed Project, and the Central Appalachian Network.
What’s next for Food Hubs?
The National Good Food Network will be providing a training for Food Hubs in West Virginia on September 10th! We’ll have all the details for you here as they are available.