Education & Outreach

Education is the thread that weaves together all parts of our organization. Whether it is in a classroom,  a local farmers market, or a bus stop, the scope of our programs aim to teach, engage, and inspire others to be part of cultivating a healthier local food system! We believe outreach and education are vital in our demonstration of sustainable food systems. 

Power of Produce

Power of Produce (PoP) Empowers youth with knowledge of seasonal fruits and veggies at local farmers markets. To find out more about the program, please head over to our Pop page!

Classroom Aquaponics

This program (CAP) allows us to Install 10-gallon systems in classrooms across Fayette County and Central KY as well as conduct mini-aquaponics workshops with kids. For more information, click here.

Farm to School

Bringing fresh and locally raised foods into Central Kentucky’s schools and education on local food systems through Farm to School.

Tabling & Science Nights

We bring scaled down and easily replicable aquaponics systems to science nights and other educational events at schools, providing interactive learning experiences to schools. 

Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program ensures that youth who qualify for free and reduced lunch in the community will have access to lunch during summer break

Back to School

Increasing access to local food and school supplies by attending back to school rallies. Helping youth and teens prepare for the oncoming school year!

Get Involved

At FoodChain there are many ways for people to come and get hands on with the work we do. Check out the opportunities by clicking here!


FoodChain has a wide variety of intern opportunities for students. We would love to supplement your educational experience with work at this small nonprofit. To see the varitey of opportunities visit our Internship page by clicking here!

Interested in lending some financial support? Your donation directly funds the work we do for the community, allowing us to continue connecting individuals to locally sourced food. Show your support and donate here.

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Meal Hand Out at FoodChain will now be:
Dinner (anyone) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-7pm
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