FoodChain’s Impact

We believe that

  1. Food is Redemptive
  2. Food Nourishes
  3. Food Heals
  4. Food Sustains

Our current food system is broken because:

  1. Puts profit for a few over nourishment for all.
  2. Considers food to be a commodity.
  3. Treats humans as machines/cogs.
  4. Plunders our earth’s resources.
  5. Values immediate gratification.

We believe in a food system that

  1. Ensures access of fresh food to all.
  2. Reveres food for the precious resource it is.
  3. Values with esteem and dollars the human contribution toward food production.
  4. Conserves natural resources by closing loops and reuse.
  5. Prioritizes the savoring of food.

10 years of FoodChain

locally sourced meals served

invested in the local food economy

people who have toured FoodChain

households enrolled in home delivery

hours of education instruction

pounds of produce harvested from our farm

pounds of local produce processed

spent purchasing from local farmers

pounds of fish and shrimp harvested from our farm

Annual Reports

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!

2016 Impact Numbers and End of the Year Mailer: Creating Connections

Publications

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 CharacteristicsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(20):10786. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010786

Stories of Impact

March, 2022–Lexington nonprofit ‘FoodChain’ celebrates 10 year anniversary

March, 2022– FoodChain connects community to wellness, well-being through healthy food

December 9, 2021 — FoodChain celebrates 10 years of fighting food insecurity in LexingtonLEX 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 neighborsWKYT

November 24, 2020 — New online map helps fight food insecurity in LexingtonWKYT

August 10, 2020 — School Meal Pick-Up Sites a Challenge for KY Families Without TransportationPublic News Service

May 14, 2020 — To Fight Food Waste and Hunger, Food Banks Start CookingThe New York Times

May 4, 2020 — Local Luminaries: Becca SelfSmiley Pete Publishing

April 29, 2020 — Nourish Lexington providing thousands of meals each week to families in needLEX 18

April 21, 2020 — Nourish Lexington distributes more than 6,000 meals in first weekABC 36 WTVQ

April 10, 2020 — Nourish Lexington employs food service workers, feeds families in needAce Weekly

April 8, 2020 — Nourish Lexington Handing Out Free MealsFox 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 inLexington Herald Leader

March 26, 2020 — KY coronavirus help: Here’s where you can find assistance in Lexington, Central KentuckyLexington Herald Leader

March 20, 2020 — A Lexington non-profit is using food from shuttered restaurants to help feed kids, seniorsLexington Herald Leader

February 17, 2020 — Inner-City Farm Grows Food and Understanding About AquaponicsSpectrum News 1

February 5, 2020 — From tank to table: How an indoor fish farm gives Lexington chefs a tasty, unique edgeLexington Herald Leader

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