Commitment to Action

Re-Linking the Food Chain

Commitment by

Local Orbit

In 2011, Local Orbit committed to raising $2 million to provide web-based ordering and 'back office in a box' services for 30 businesses and organizations working to scale local and regional food distribution. This online infrastructure makes it easier for buyers to connect and transact with farmers. It creates new distribution channels and tools to help independent food producers build sustainable, profitable businesses. It increases people's access to healthy, locally produced food, and it maximizes the economic impact of food purchases by keeping wealth in local communities. Local Orbit will also create 25 new jobs within the company to support the growth of these local marketplaces.

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Commitment

Re-Linking the Food Chain

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,100,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

Canada, United States

Commitment by

Local Orbit