Our Mission

Forging links between community and fresh food through education and demonstration of sustainable food systems

FoodChain and Nourish Lexington

have provided over 100,000 fresh meals to those in need.



Help us provide 100,000 more by the end of the year. 


Buys a child a freshly prepared lunch for a week

Provides a dinner for a family of four

Fuels the FoodChain Van to deliver meals for a week to people in need

Provides to-go supplies when safely delivering and receiving food

Supports the labor of the FoodChain kitchen crew to prepare meals

What We D0

Here at FoodChain we believe all people deserve access to fresh, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. It is our mission to help model a path towards a more connected and equitable food system. Through education and demonstration of  sustainable food systems we are forging links between community and fresh food– providing real, innovative solutions to address food insecurity here in our community.

Established in 2011, FoodChain is situated in the former Rainbo Bread Factory, a building that began baking & distributing bread in the 1870s. Some of the oldest spaces in the building now host Kentucky’s first indoor aquaponics farm as well as our teaching and processing kitchen. In this space we grow fresh food, transform food waste, lead cooking programs, organize community dinners, and coordinate education and community outreach efforts.

Fighting Covid By feeding the community

Through the combined partnership of FoodChain, KeenelandVisit LEX, and the Murry Family Foundation, on Wednesday April 8th, Nourish Lexington officially went into action! ⁣With Nourish Lexington we are able to increase the number of meals being made and distributed while also providing furloughed food service workers the opportunity to work shifts preparing those meals and getting paid for their help. ⁣

Support our efforts by donating to our Emergency Food Fund.

Our Story

Check out this short (but sweet!) video to see what we are all about!

Temporarily closed to the public because of COVID-19 until further notice 

Hours of Operation 

9:00am – 5:00pm

501 W 6th St
Suite #105
Lexington, KY 40508

Tours are suspended until further notice due to Covid-19

We offer public tours every Saturday starting at 1:00pm

You can pre-order tickets here,

Or just show up at our front door, through the lobby of Smithtown Seafood any Saturday

To book a private tour click here.

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