Since 2015, through the generosity of the Centra Foundation, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, and Live Healthy Lynchburg, the Lynchburg Area Food Council has helped launch community gardens for Lynchburg and the surrounding counties through the Community Garden Grants.
The LAFC has participated in several activities in the community. Some of them include the sponsorship of video screenings. LAFC was the Premier Sponsor of the screening of “Farmers for America” at Restoration Acres Farm hosted by Lynchburg Parks & Recreation. This documentary by filmmaker Graham Meriwether explores the state of American farming today in all of its facets.
QUARTERLY COMMUNITY MEETINGS
The Lynchburg Area Food Council (LAFC) has held quarterly community meetings in the past to hear input from residents within the city of Lynchburg and on healthy food access and related issues.