Who We Are

Our Mission

We connect communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system.

Our Vision

We are committed to building a thriving, healthy community through local food.

Our Values

We value collaboration, community, education, diversity, innovation, professionalism, sustainability, and tradition.

Our Team

Lisa French

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Patricia Akers

Program Manager, Double Up Food Bucks New York

Frances McGuire

Double Up Food Bucks Program Coordinator

Michele Ogden

Youth & Community Development Coordinator

Angela Janiszewski

Executive Assistant

Our Board

Liz Carter

Integer Holdings Corporation

Board President

Kristin Lonergen

Key Bank

Board Vice President

Jonathan Willcox

Trove

Treasurer

Elizabeth Machnica

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Board Secretary

Kathy Andriaccio

Tower Foundation

Andrea Bozek

Mercury Buffalo

Russ Papia

Russ Papia Consulting

Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq.

Tarshus Law Firm

Greg Kraus

Moog, Inc.

Our Supporters & Partners

Want to see what we’ve been up to? 

Download our annual report

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