Community Food Initiatives (CFI) believes that everyone deserves equal access to fresh healthy food — food that is grown locally in the region. We are a membership-based grassroots organization working in Appalachia Ohio.
Our initiatives assist individuals and families to grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. Our work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations.
All donations are tax deductible, and you don’t need to have a PayPal account.
CFI’s Three Program Areas – Community Garden Programs, School Gardens and the Donation Station.
CFI Staff – Mary Nally, Executive Director; Andrea Reany, Donation Station Program Director; Jess Chadwell, Community Garden Coordinator; Bekky Hobson, Donation Station and Discovery Kitchen Coordinator; Keith Wilde, School Garden Coordinator
CFI Board of Directors – Barbara Fisher, President; Sarah Conley-Ballew, Vice President; Nancy Pierce, Treasurer; Lori Gromen, Secretary; Lee Gregg; Tom Redfern; Don Shamblin; Penny Shelton; Ruth Dudding; Kira Slepchenko.
Membership – It takes a community to make a difference. Our members support our work, helping us maintain and grow our efforts. To become a member, click here.
We are located at 94 Columbus Road, Athens Ohio 45701
We are located in the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) in Building C.