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Healthy Food Hub

Action planWhat is the Healthy Hub?
  • Locally grown foods and other products could be aggregated and sold to local customers
  • Community Kitchen for Training and Support Local Food-related businesses
  • Gardens
  • Hydroponics
  • Flexible space that could be used for educational services or offices
  • Farm-to-table Restaurant
  • Time for Reinvention
  • Revitalization of this former community anchor will strengthen the neighborhood
  • Eliminate blight and the food desert
  • Create a Community Healthy Hub
  • Teach job skills and cultivate entrepreneurs
  • Develop new partnerships

Helps create more livable neighborhoods by promoting local food supported by:
  • HubUS Dept. of Agriculture
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • US Dept. of Transportation,
  • US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • Appalachian Regional Commission and the
  • Delta Regional Authority

What does the program support?
  • Creates livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods
  • Boost economic opportunities for farmers and main street businesses
  • Improve access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged populations
  • How do they help?
  • Planning Assistance to selected communities
  • Centers around a 2-day community workshop
  • A team of experts will help community members develop an implementation plan that promotes local food and neighborhood revitalization

Hunger is a Community Problem
  • Food Insecurity
  • Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Designated Food Desert – Fayette Area
  • The Healthy Food Hub can support
  • Community’s Desire for Jobs
  • Economic Development
  • Community Vitality

Action Plan 3 Goals
  • Clarify the Healthy Hub concept and design
  • Ensure Successful Management of the Healthy Hub
  • Create a Walkable and Safe Neighborhood around the Healthy Hub

May 2 – Tour of site and Community Input Meeting at New College Institute

Local Foods Local Places Community Action Plan

LFLP Action Plan Meeting October 30, 2017