Location: 94 Columbus Rd., Athens
Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a membership based, grassroots organization in Appalachian Ohio. The mission of CFI is to support a local food movement that expands fair access to fresh and nutritious foods for all people in our region.
Their initiatives help individuals and families grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. Their work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations.
Research increasingly shows that high rates of poverty and food insecurity correlate with negative health impacts such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. By sharing the knowledge to grow and prepare fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and other wholesome foods, people become prepared to feed their families, improve their health and their community