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LEAP is a nonprofit centered in Roanoke, VA,
that supports farmers and fresh, local food for all.
LEAP nurtures our food community.

LEAP Nurtures Our Food Community

Learn about the good work LEAP does, supporting Virginia farmers and making fresh food available to everyone.

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Cultivate food

food Access programs

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Market Bucks


Your support grows healthy communities

Sharing your time and funds helps LEAP provide nutritious food for all, support healthy communities, and create resilient economies.


Bring yourself and as many friends as you'd like! Dinners are held on the third Wednesday of the month.

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local food 101

Since 2020, LEAP has been working with a suite of community partners to build a foodshed network for our region.

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How does it work?

Members of the community can rent a plot in one of LEAP’s Community Gardens and grow annual vegetables and flowers for themselves, to share with friends, or to donate.

Although each garden location is unique, each LEAP Community Garden is equipped with irrigation, hand tools, compost, and support from the community gardens manager.

These plots range in size at each of our garden locations, and the rental price is calculated according to the square footage.

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2023 Annual Fees