Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey

Micaela Fischer, Michael Hamm, Rich Pirog, John Fisk, Jeff Farbman and Stacia Kiraly

In their 2013 National Food Hub Survey, The Wallace Center at Winrock International and the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University surveyed more than 200 businesses and organizations managing the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified food products, known as food hubs. Researching food hubs’ potential to amplify distribution infrastructure for local food, the survey identified food hub operational characteristics, finances, values, and services, as well as challenges and opportunities for food hub expansion. This report recommends that nonprofits and anchor institutions, like universities and local governments, collaborate with food hubs to enhance local food system resilience. 

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