Healthy food is a basic human right. We organize and stand up for food justice and advocate for policy change for greater food equity, food sovereignty, and food security.
Get involved in our current advocacy efforts:
Food and Farm Policies
The Farm Bill passed in 2018 determines whether farmers markets and community food projects in Louisville have funding. With elections approaching, it is a good time to learn about the kinds of food policy you hope to see in the future. FIN created the Eater’s Guide to the Farm Bill to provide a platform and questions for us to ask of candidates. It remains a useful resource for Louisville food and farm advocacy work!
Metro Council Candidate Questionnaire: Food in Louisville
Before this year’s primary, all Metro Council members and candidates were asked by theFood in Neighborhoods Community Coalition (FIN) to answer questions about food issues in Louisville and twelve of them responded. Three of those respondents won their initial races and will be on the ballot this November. Click below to read how they plan to address food justice in Louisville.
Read the responses from candidates at the link below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments.
Louisville Grocery Store Crisis
We are deeply concerned about Louisville grocery store closings, especially those serving low-wealth neighborhoods and seniors. This has become a crisis for people downtown and in many West Louisville neighborhoods. Community and government support to increase Fresh Stop Markets and to help get the Louisville Community Grocery up and running is part of the solution, but much more needs to be done.
Louisville Landbank Policies
We believe that community access to and ownership of land is the basis for food sovereignty and justice. The Louisville Landbank owns many vacant lots throughout the city. But, currently, the process for applying to purchase vacant lots is not open to folks interested in developing gardens or creating neighborhood green spaces. Read FIN’s letter to the landbank linked below to learn more about the current barriers to land access in Louisville and suggested solutions. Also, listen to the recent episode of “Truth to Power” on Forward Radio linked below which highlights FIN’s work on this issue.