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Local Environmental Agriculture Project Incorporated

Our mission is to nurture healthy communities and resilient local food systems. We do this by connecting local farmers, food producers, culinary entrepreneurs and community members.

www.leapforlocalfood.org Tax ID 27-1050909


LEAP is a decade-old non-profit that began by launching the Grandin Village and West End Farmers Markets. Today, the organization supports a wide-ranging portfolio of programs that provide services unlike any other group. LEAP doubles the value of local food for SNAP and Medicaid recipients and offers weekly subscription boxes of locally grown fruits and vegetables. LEAP’s Mobile Market  purchases food from local farmers and takes it on the road to a dozen underserved communities each week from May through October. It also manages the LEAP Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator. As of January 2020, LEAP became the steward for the community gardens in Roanoke, previously managed by  the Roanoke Community Garden Association.