Community Food Initiatives

About Community Food Initiatives

Community Food Initiatives works to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, local food. Through various programs and initiatives, we are working to make food more accessible in Appalachia Ohio.

Our belief is that by naming our assets—soil, seeds and an Appalachian heritage of food production and preservation—everyone in Southeast Ohio can envision their place in strengthening our community.

As a membership-based social benefit organization founded in 1992, Community Food Initiatives is deeply connected to the region. CFI is a long-serving team player within the local food system, as we believe that we benefit when others succeed, because that is how community works.

In the links on the left of this section, you will find all you need to know about our people, mission, history, and frequently asked questions.


Marketing Intern

May 2018 Athens, OH
“Interning with the Community Food Initiative over the summer was a great experience because I got to advance my skills in marketing while being able to see multiple sides of the role, make an impact on the surrounding community, and be able to enjoy a summer in Athens. Working for this small non-profit, I got to feel like an important asset and was able to be creative. ”
See All