With nearly 1,100 loaves of whole grain bread, vegetarian chili and black bean burgers sold that were then donated to food access this year, we are just over $5,000 in sales as of Oct. 10, 2021. Now, with local school end of year breaks and holidays coming, we hope you can help us reach more neighbors in need by purchasing great local bread, bean burgers and more from these businesses. Our goal is to reach $10,000 by the end of the year.

Just click HERE to choose as many products as you like from Kindred Market, Casa Nueva, Village Bakery, The Athens Bread Co. and, most recently, Shagbark Seed & Mill.

The Neighbor Loaves [& Meals] project, which started in June of 2020, offers you a way to purchase food made with at least 50% locally (Ohio) grown grain, beans, and/or nut ingredients. Your purchases are then distributed to food access sites like libraries, senior centers, kitchens and food pantries by Community Food Initiatives and the Athens County Food Pantry. The project supports our neighbors, local food businesses and farmers from the region.

Start ordering today and help us reach our $10,000 goal for 2021!


Athens Bread Company: Heirloom Red Fife Sourdough, $7

Ingredients: Red Fife Heirloom Wheat flour

Available: In-store.

Casa Nueva: Vegetarian Chili, $5.50

Ingredients: 50% Locally Grown Ohio Organic Black Beans, tomatoes, corn and spices.

Available: In-store and online.

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Village Bakery: Spelt Bread, Sliced, $5

Ingredients: Made with 50% local whole grains.

Available: In-store and online

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Kindred Market: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers, $8

Ingredients: 50% Locally Grown Ohio Organic Black Beans

Available: In-store and online

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Shagbark Seed & Mill: Fresh Corn Tortillas, $4

Ingredients: 100% Locally Grown Ohio Organic Corn, water, calcium, guar gum

Available online

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