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Community Food Initiatives works to ensure everyone in Appalachia Ohio has access to healthy, local food.

We've been growing and sharing the harvest since 1992. 

With your help we can make a difference. Learn more about our programs and get involved.


Last week’s Discovery Kitchen involved two types of bean dips made with delicious legumes! One was a black bean dip and the other one was a white bean dip. These dips were definitely not the normal chip dips that our patrons at the libraries were usually consuming.

For the past 25 years, Community Food Initiatives has been an integral part of the local food economy. In celebrating this milestone for our organization, we are reconnecting with some of our past staff and volunteers, and we will be sharing their stories over the next several months and “Exploring our Roots.” This month we spoke with Janice Brewer, a long-time CFI volunteer and former AmeriCorps service member. Janice was our Community Garden Coordinator from 2016-17, and she volunteered with us for several years prior to starting her service. Janice has many wonderful stories about working in the gardens, particularly one volunteer group that showed special interest in our gardens and the work that we do. Read more about Janice’s time at CFI in the interview below!

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