Food Hubs Play Role in Local Health and Economy

A feature in the “Michigan Good Food Stories” series looks at the role that food hubs are coming to play in local communities. For example, ValleyHUB, part of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, is not only selling produce from local farms, but also growing food indoors in an urban setting. ValleyHUB is supplying food to local grocery stores, restaurants, and Bronson Healthcare, a health-care provider committed to helping members of the community access healthier local food. Together, ValleyHUB and Bronson are exploring how to make local food more affordable and accessible to a broad section of the community. Meanwhile, Bronson Battle Creek is working with food hub Sprout BC to make healthy local food more accessible in that community, through hospital food service and food distribution arrangements.