Foundation invests $5,000 in local foods initiative


By Izzy Broomfield - For The Hazard Herald



Courtesy Photo Northfork Local Food accepts a grant from the Perry County Community Foundation. From left to right (back row): Les Roll, Charles May, Tim Dunn, Jennifer Weeber, Liberty Campbell; (front row) Mae Humiston, Ethan Hamblin, Morgan Kirk, and Cathy Barnett


HAZARD — The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Northfork Local Food in September. This grant will increase access to locally grown and produced foods.

Northfork Local Food works for economic development and healthy lifestyle advancement through local food systems. It seeks to increase market opportunity for area producers and increase access to fresh, healthy food.

This grant will help fund operational costs, including the management of the Perry County Farmers’ Market.

The Perry County Community Foundation has been investing in the local community since 2009. It has supported local organizations with over $1,000,000 in grants. The Foundation is dedicated to investing assets in our communities for a strong, healthy, and sustainable region.

“This generous support from the Perry County Community Foundation helps Northfork Local Food provide more dedicated resources to the Perry County Farmers Market, which means more support for our local food and craft entrepreneurs and better accessibility for consumers of all income levels,” said Mae Humiston, a consultant with Northfork.

Additional grant recipients this year include the Challenger Learning Center, Housing Development Alliance, Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, LKLP Community Action Council, InVision Hazard, and Teach for America.

To learn more about the Perry County Community Foundation and to apply for a grant, visit http://www.appalachianky.org/apply.html.

The mission of Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is to be a catalyst for community collaboration and charitable giving; to create permanent endowment funds as a sustaining resource to improve quality of life and place in Eastern Kentucky. Their office is in Chavies.

Courtesy Photo Northfork Local Food accepts a grant from the Perry County Community Foundation. From left to right (back row): Les Roll, Charles May, Tim Dunn, Jennifer Weeber, Liberty Campbell; (front row) Mae Humiston, Ethan Hamblin, Morgan Kirk, and Cathy Barnett
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_IMG_20151216_100336.jpgCourtesy Photo Northfork Local Food accepts a grant from the Perry County Community Foundation. From left to right (back row): Les Roll, Charles May, Tim Dunn, Jennifer Weeber, Liberty Campbell; (front row) Mae Humiston, Ethan Hamblin, Morgan Kirk, and Cathy Barnett

By Izzy Broomfield

For The Hazard Herald

Broomfield is the Communications and Outreach Manager at The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. He can be reached at Isaiah@appalachianky.org

Broomfield is the Communications and Outreach Manager at The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. He can be reached at Isaiah@appalachianky.org

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