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A research project by FFI and ISU Extension investigated the effectiveness of a cycle menu featuring Iowa-grown foods to increase local food purchases by schools. By the end of the project, local food purchases by four school districts increased 158 percent in two years.
It is often assumed that starting a food hub is a capital intensive process requiring large investments in infrastructure, transportation, logistics and personnel at the outset. Experiences at Iowa Food Hub prove otherwise.
In our partnership with the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, we are regularly in national conversations about food system issues. One of the issues that frequently emerges is equity in the food system.
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