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

Tom Lowe

Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan Project Director

Frances McGuire

Double Up Food Bucks Program Coordinator

Angela Janiszewski

Executive Assistant

Our Board

Liz Carter

Integer Holdings Corporation

Board President

Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq.

Tarshus Law Firm

Board Vice President

Jonathan Willcox



Elizabeth Machnica

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Board Secretary

Kathy Andriaccio

Tower Foundation

Andrea Bozek

Mercury Buffalo

Kristin Lonergen

Key Bank

Greg Kraus

Moog, Inc.

Carrie Meyer

Independent Health Foundation

Umberto Angilletta

M&T Bank

Stephanie Tisdale

M&T Bank

Our Supporters & Partners

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