Help us support your community

Support Local Foods Connection so we can provide fresh healthy food and nutrition education to Grinnell residents in need. Your donation will directly impact those in the Grinnell area who need access to nutrient dense food the most.  Local Foods Connection not only gives those in need the opportunity to eat local, it helps give them access to healthy nutrition-rich foods.  

Local Foods Connection is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to Local Foods Connection are tax deductible in the U.S.A. No goods or services are forwarded or offered in exchange for this contribution.

 Your support will help provide fresh local fruits and vegetables as well as local humanely raised beef, pork and eggs to low income community members.  

Your support will help provide fresh local fruits and vegetables as well as local humanely raised beef, pork and eggs to low income community members.  

Local Food Connection is the most equitable model I’ve seen for connecting local farmers with low-income families. By working with Local Food Connection in 2017, I was able to receive fair price for making weekly deliveries of first quality produce to the MICA food pantry and Station Clubhouse. This arrangement allows me to live up to my ideal of providing food access to everyone regardless of income while also helping me earn a livelihood as a small farm business. It also allows me to make meaningful connections with these anti-poverty organizations and the people they serve, and being a small farm business is all about building community relationships and social capital beyond just sales. Instead of asking farmers for donations, Local Food Connection understands the economic restraints we live under and says “we value your food and the work you put into it”.
— Jordan Scheibel, Middle Way Farm