Community Food Systems

The Foundation’s Community Food Systems Program engages the diverse communities of Lake County, connects people to healthy, sustainable food, and supports the dynamic grassroots organizations working on local food projects in the county. The program includes: a local food micro-grant initiative to support groups engaged in community gardens, nutrition education, and more; the Lake County Local Food Task Force, designed to support the region’s local food movement; a gleaning program; and community-based projects such as our fresh vegetable distribution programs in underserved communities. Click on the links below to learn more about our Community Food Systems work:

The Liberty Prairie Foundation is a proud Lake County Community Foundation grant recipient. Their generous support of our Grow Lake County Project within the Community Food Systems Program is helping us to work toward a more streamlined local food system and increased access of fresh food in underserved communities. Read more about our collaborative work and partnership through the Grow Lake County Project.