When You Donate to the Lake County Food Fund Your Gift Will be Matched $1-for-$1!
Support the Lake County Local Food Fund and your donation will be matched by Legacy Foundation $1-for-$1, up to $30,000.
Food insecurity and residents’ access to healthy and affordable food is directly linked to the health of our community. Legacy Foundation established the Lake County Food Fund as an endowment to show our long-term commitment to creating a better food and farming system in Lake County. The Lake County Food Fund is a step in our journey to end hunger and promote local food access in Lake County. Legacy Foundation will partner with the NWI Food Council to help carry out the mission of the fund.
The Lake County Food Fund will focus on addressing root causes of food insecurity, sustaining local farms, and lowering barriers to access healthy food. Legacy Foundation will work with community-based organizations and growers whose requests encompass at least one of the following elements of a resilient food system:
- Build agricultural knowledge and skills.
- Increase access to healthy foods.
- Improve facilities or productivity of a farm.
- Incentivize support of locally grown food.
- Provide technical assistance and training to farmers and growers.
- Address root causes of food insecurity
Share Your Harvest, Support Your Community
Farmers and landowners now have the opportunity to build a better Lake County by making a gift of grain to Legacy Foundation! Visit our Gift of Grain webpage to learn more about this unique giving opportunity.