A variety of sources support Food for Thought, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the Project. Many of our current educational activities are made possible by a grant from the McGregor Fund of Detroit.
Kenyon College and AVI Foodsystems provided valuable assistance in bringing local foods into Kenyon’s dining halls. Alumni donations enabled us to initiate food-waste composting at the College.
The publication of HomeGrown: A Guide to Local Food Products in Knox County, Ohio was made possible with a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
A National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Fellowship enabled Kenyon to initiate the Family Farm Project (1994–1997). This pioneer program stimulated broad public and collegiate interest in family farming and ultimately gave rise to Food for Thought. Many of the public programs resulting from the Family Farm Project received funding from the Ohio Humanities Council. Additional support came from the Knox County Farm Bureau.