Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) released a request for proposal to complete a feasibility study that will guide the five-year implementation of a partner-based food hub. This project will be overseen by Healthy Weld 2020, an ongoing grant-based obesity prevention project, which is a part of the Health Communication, Education, and Planning Division.
The completed feasibility study includes a business plan for a partner-based food hub project in Weld County. Existing partnerships between WCDPHE, Weld County School District 6 (WCSD6) and the Weld Food Bank will serve as the origin of this new partner-based food hub effort. The partner-based food hub will be a unique collaboration among multiple food system players that utilizes existing infrastructure, equipment, expertise, and resources to advance the goals of improving health and local food access.