San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
If you would like to make a donation to the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition on Colorado Gives Day, please visit our page at www.cogives.com/slvlfc
Organized in 2009, the Local Foods Coalition (LFC) began as a grassroots gathering of farmers and ranchers, school food-service directors, the local food bank, community garden staff, nutrition educators, businesses, nonprofits and residents from the San Luis Valley. The Coalition came out of the LiveWell Colorado healthy-eating active-living work conducted from 2007 to 2013 with Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. serving as the fiscal agent. The newly formed LFC sought to develop local food networks, educate the community, and promote programs and policies that create a sustainable local food system for the region. In 2011, the LFC appointed its first board of directors and in 2012 became its own 501(c)3 non-profit organization, eventually transitioning its mission to 'foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy, and ecosystem.' The LFC is currently staffed with nine full-time employees, seven part-time employees, two in-service volunteers, and many partners, volunteers, and contractors.
412 State Avenue (Physical) PO Box 181 (Mailing) Alamosa, CO 81101