Rural Action’s Neighbor Loaves & Meals is a program to support local farmers, millers, businesses, and eaters. While shopping, customers purchase loaves of bread or meals from participating bakeries and restaurants to be directly donated to local food access programs. All Neighbor Loaves & Meals items are made with 50% locally sourced grains, beans, or nuts. By paying it forward, community members can support their favorite businesses, keep local farms alive, and feed a neighbor in need.

There are currently four participants in the Neighbor Loaves & Meals program: Village Bakery, Casa Nueva, Kindred Market, and Athens Bread Company. You’ll find details about each below. As more local eateries join Neighbor Loaves & Meals, we’ll add details to this page.

Village Bakery

268 E State St.
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 594-7311
Website

Donation Neighbor Loaf, $5

Ingredients: Made with 50% local whole grains.
Available: online.

Buy Online

Casa Nueva

6 W State Street
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 592-2016
Website

Vegetarian Chili, $5.50

Ingredients: Local black beans (from Shagbark), tomatoes, and corn.
Available: In-store or online.

Buy Online

Kindred Market

284 E State Street
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 594-5463
Website

Black bean & sweet potato burgers (4-pack), $8

Ingredients: 50% local ingredients
Available: In-store and online

Buy Online

Athens Bread Company

284 E State Street
Suite A,
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 331-9777
Website

Heirloom Red Fife Sourdough, $7

Ingredients: Local flour (from Shagbark)
Available: In-store.

Want more information about Neighbor Loaves & Meals?
Or maybe your business would like to participate.
If so, contact Michelle Ajamian, Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative Network Manager.

Email Michelle