Local Foods Connection

Website: http://www.localfoodsconnection.com  

Mission: Local Foods Connection (LFC) partners with local farmers to provide fresh environmentally sustainable food and nutrition education to Grinnell residents in need.

A bin of fresh garden vegetables including turnips, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and onionsLocation: Grinnell (4.5 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Grant-writing, social media, delivering food during summer months.  How-to guides supplied for operations.


Volunteers: currently internship opportunity only.

When is service needed: Longer periods of service needed, commitment of at least a couple months or longer



  • In-person: Yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: Yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Prerequisites: Driver’s license for delivery roles

Background check required: no

Equipment/logistics needed: Vehicle needed for summer internship for food deliveries


Training supplied: LFC has years of successful grant applications to use as models for future applications.


Contact: Laurel Tuggle-Lacina, (515) 451-7923, INFO@LOCALFOODSCONNECTION.COM

Operation information: Connects with 15-20 clients on-going each season

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