How does this influence our work?
A sustainable food system must encompass principles of equity, accountability, and a steadfast commitment to long-term community impact. Solving food access requires the ability to disperse nutritious, culturally appropriate food on not just a neighborhood level, but directly to doorsteps.
Education and access are the cornerstones of our approach to building these vital connections within our community and with our staff. By intertwining access and education, FoodChain endeavors to create a sustainable food system that empowers individuals and communities. Through our leadership, we aim to ensure that everyone has equal access to fresh, nutritious food, while equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices that positively impact their lives and the communities they belong to. Together, we can build a resilient and equitable food system that serves as a catalyst for broader societal change.
2021 Annual Report: The Year of Creative Connections
2020 Annual Report: The Year We Nourished Lexington
2019 Annual Report: The Year of Partnerships
2018 Annual Report: The Year of New Opportunities
2017 Annual Report: The Teaching and Processing Kitchen is here!
Barr ML, OoNorasak K, Hughes K, Batey L, Jackson K, Marshall H, Stephenson T. Exploring Perceived Importance of a Novel Emergency Food Program during COVID-19 and Program Recipient Characteristics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(20):10786. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010786
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Stories of Impact
April, 2023–FoodChain’s FEAST raises funds in Lexington
December 9, 2021 — FoodChain celebrates 10 years of fighting food insecurity in Lexington — LEX 18
November 16, 2021 — FoodChain offering Thanksgiving meal giveaway Monday, November 22 — LEX 18
November 12, 2021 — Positively LEX 18: Local farmer donating fresh turkeys with help from the public — LEX 18
November 10, 2021 — FoodChain names Chaquenta Neal as new executive director — The Lane Report
September 29, 2021 — Nourish Lexington, Delivery Co-Op team up to deliver food to those in need — WKYT
July 31, 2021 —Lexington block party works to unify neighbors — WKYT
November 24, 2020 — New online map helps fight food insecurity in Lexington — WKYT
August 10, 2020 — School Meal Pick-Up Sites a Challenge for KY Families Without Transportation — Public News Service
May 14, 2020 — To Fight Food Waste and Hunger, Food Banks Start Cooking — The New York Times
May 4, 2020 — Local Luminaries: Becca Self — Smiley Pete Publishing
April 29, 2020 — Nourish Lexington providing thousands of meals each week to families in need — LEX 18
April 21, 2020 — Nourish Lexington distributes more than 6,000 meals in first week — ABC 36 WTVQ
April 10, 2020 — Nourish Lexington employs food service workers, feeds families in need — Ace Weekly
April 8, 2020 — Nourish Lexington Handing Out Free Meals— Fox 56
April 1, 2020 — Nourish Lexington Initiative to employ displaced food service workers, feed families in need — The Lane Report
March 30, 2020 — Fayette County wasn’t planning to feed kids this week. So these volunteers stepped in — Lexington Herald Leader
March 26, 2020 — KY coronavirus help: Here’s where you can find assistance in Lexington, Central Kentucky — Lexington Herald Leader
March 20, 2020 — A Lexington non-profit is using food from shuttered restaurants to help feed kids, seniors — Lexington Herald Leader
February 17, 2020 — Inner-City Farm Grows Food and Understanding About Aquaponics — Spectrum News 1
February 5, 2020 — From tank to table: How an indoor fish farm gives Lexington chefs a tasty, unique edge — Lexington Herald Leader