About the Food In Neighborhoods Community Coalition

The Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition is a broad coalition of individuals and representatives of groups working to build a more equitable, healthy and sustainable food and farm system in and around Louisville. A commitment to the above goal and shared values of inclusiveness, anti-oppression, fairness and equity are the magnetic core of the coalition. Government employees in related departments will be invited to participate in the coalition in their role as public officials in service to the city.

FIN is committed to creating a space where all have a voice in shaping a just and resilient food system, with special emphasis on perspectives, expressed needs and solutions emerging from the neighborhoodsmost directly and negatively affected by the dominant food regime.

In 2017, FIN organized its work into three working groups.  These include:

  • Urban Agriculture Coalition (Meets monthly)
  • Food Security
  • Food Policy

The FIN Community Coalition meets quarterly to:

  • Ensure that people are aware of current initiatives so they can plug in, support, learn from and avoid duplication
  • Develop new or select existing initiatives and policies that the coalition determines will bring Louisville closer to the above goals
  • Dialogue about ways to effectively support and coordinate around those initiatives
  • Determine specific actions on which individuals and groups can collaborate

 FIN membership currently includes Louisville citizens and volunteers and staff from:

  • Americana Community Center
  • Common Earth Gardens, Catholic Charities of Louisville
  • Food Literacy Project
  • Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Lots of Food
  • Louisville Grows
  • Louisville Farmers Market Association
  • Louisville Food Cooperative
  • Louisville Forward
  • Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
  • New Roots Fresh Stops
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Slow Food Bluegrass
  • University of Louisville, Department of Public Health and Information Sciences
  • UK Cooperative Extension Service
  • And more!

FIN will be launching a new website in May 2018.  Stay tuned!

About the Louisville Food Blog

Founded by a group of AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Presbyterian Hunger Program in 2012, The Louisville Food Blog was conceived as a way for non-profits, neighborhood associations, policy makers, and individuals city-wide to share with one another the ideas, events, resources, and concerns surrounding the Food Justice movement in Louisville, KY.  For more information or to post something to The Louisville Food Blog, please send an email to: lousivillefoodblog@gmail.com.

Goodness Grows!


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  1. Another great group you all should add to the group tab is the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County https://jefferson.ca.uky.edu/ . They help facilitate 12 community gardens throughout Louisville and offer soil sampling and research-based lawn and garden advice for free to all Jefferson Co. residents, businesses and organizations.

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