Appalachian Food Works is a farmer-focused, non-profit food hub working to build a more equitable food system by providing Central Pennsylvanians greater access to food grown and raised in Central Pennsylvania. On this episode of Allinfoodz, Amit Sharma sits down with Travis Lesser, Founder & Executive Director of Appalachian Food Works, to discuss what food hubs are and how AFW is helping local farmers and consumers.
Centre County farms grow enough food to feed the county's entire population, but only 1% of the food grown here is consumed here. By concentrating on shortening these supply chains, we will be able to provide more Centre County residents with fresher, more healthful food. Furthermore, we must work to provide greater food access to the surrounding rural areas that are rapidly becoming more dependent on national chains to feed their residents." ~ Travis Lesser, Founder of Appalachian Food Works