Feed Communities is an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization founded with the vision of supporting and expanding local food systems as a means of cultivating durable solutions for food insecurity.

We work with individuals, organizations, local government and foundations to create sustainable partnerships for increasing access to healthy foods.

We facilitate food system efficiencies by preventing the duplication of similar services, supporting our program partners who are already doing great work and then identifying potential program partners to fill in any gaps as needed.

Feed Fayetteville was founded to cultivate proactive, durable solutions to local hunger, childhood obesity and the relationships between both of these hotspots with a focus upon supporting local farmers and producers in our community.

Our mission is to alleviate hunger and create community food security by cultivating a local sustainable food network.While the current movement to support local foods is growing exponentially, Feed Fayetteville aims to ensure that under-served low-income populations will also have access to high quality local healthy food. We focus upon ensuring that all community residents have access to nutritional, safe and affordable foods.

October 2014 AutumnAnderson Feed Fayetteville   Bio Pic

Autumn Star Anderson

My name is Autumn Star. I have a beautiful 6 year old named ZaKyiah Moon. Together we live a very busy life. When I was a child I lived on a blueberry farm with my family. We had a huge garden where a lot of our food came from. My parents were amazing gardeners. I on the other hand was to busy running barefoot and carefree around the farm! Really the only thing I remember about gardening from then was pick and eat pick and eat. When my daughter was around 6 months old I decided to stay at home with her. As much as I adored my daughter, during that time I was suffering from postpartum depression. Our Apartment was my safe haven and we hardly ever left. One day I stopped on the side of the road, got my daughter out of the car, and walked down to where the creek met the rocks. She proceeded to freak out at all the nature that I had loved as a child. That was a game changer! At that moment I vowed we would spend more time outside every chance we could. We started to volunteer at the Feed Fayetteville SNAP garden. We fell in love with gardening (I think maybe for her it was all the tomatoes she could eat!) After some time had passed I heard that there was an Arkansas GardenCorps position open and well... Here I am. I am currently serving on my second service term at Feed Fayetteville and my daughter still has not had her fill of tomatoes!

"I recently volunteered at a Wellness Night hosted by a middle school in Springdale. There were several booths about nutrition education and fitness education. The booth I was participating with focussed on promoting healthy eating and nutrition education. We also served strawberry-banana smoothies. Most of the participants were low-income families and I was so honored to be able to provide them with nutrition education and a healthy snack! The part that impacted me the most was the fact that some of the kids had never tried a smoothie and loved it after they tried it. The kids were so excited to get the smoothie recipe so they could make it at home. It really is the small things that make my AmeriCorps service so rewarding."  

-Amber Garvin, Feed Communities/Feed Fayetteville Service Member

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