community collaborations

LEAp seeks solutions through partnership

Complicated food systems work requires stakeholders in health care, agriculture, economic development, education, conservation, and more to come together. LEAP is leading community conversations on a variety of topics, in search of solutions that create more resiliency, more prosperity, and more sustainability for our region.

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Roanoke Foodshed Network

The Roanoke Foodshed Network (RFN) was formed in 2020 as a way to build community and capacity between diverse partners working to address food systems change in the Roanoke region. The goals of this network have grown out of a decade of conversations with farmers, planners, and local food advocates.


Farm-to-school programs empower children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

LEAP in the West End

LEAP has recently renovated a 1930s-era building in the West End community, where we have been working for more than a decade. The LEAP Hub houses our nonprofit's offices, a food distribution center, and a new community space. An expanded West End Farmers Market has recently moved to the site. A retail store will open in 2024. LEAP is grateful to grow in this historic neighborhood.

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