LOCAL FOOD WORKS FOUNDATION
Serving Salina, Kansas and the Surrounding Area
investing in the Salina, KS area local food system through grant opportunities, education, and events.
Making A Difference
The LFWF currently hosts an annual event that celebrates the local foods community. The goal of the event is to recognize community members involved in local foods as well as raise funds for our scholarship program. "Feast on the Fe" joyfully illustrates the bounty of our community both in terms of food, and connectivity.
Making Local Food Possible
LFWF also serves as a resource to these same entities through a scholarship/grant program awarded to a member of the community annually. The grant helps fund projects that exemplify the LFWF mission of facilitating grown and connectivity in the local foods system. Interested individuals can visit our LFWF Grants Page or contact LFWF grants coordinator for more grant details and application deadlines.
Learning and Growing Together
The LFWF's purpose is to both serve and educate the public through identifying the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the local food works system. LFWF will be conducting and compiling interviews of local food enterprises (such as farmers, co-ops, community gardeners, chefs) as a means of investigating the above. In addition, the LFWF foundation will be compiling related educational resources.
WHO WE ARE
Mike Soetaert, Board President
Gayle Martin, Board Secretary
James Bowden, Board Member
Amanda Wagner, Board Member
John Holmquist, Board Officer
Emily Rude, Prairieland Market Liasion
Local food is about getting the freshest and best tasting food. It’s also also about connecting to and strengthening your community. The more that you buy locally, the more you contribute to the health of your local economy. There are multiple benefits. It may mean that your community has more resources for public works like roads or schools. And you preserve farmland in your area, preventing sprawl and allowing natural habitats to thrive.