Quad Cities Food Hub

The Quad Cities Food Hub is a bi-state initiative that connects farmers and consumers in Iowa and Illinois in effort to augment regional local food production and consumption. The organization is part of a network of Regional Food System Working Groups in the state of Iowa. A regional food system supports long-term connections between farmers and consumers while helping to meet the health, social, economic and environmental needs of communities within that region. Producers and markets are linked via efficient infrastructures that: promote environmental health, provide competitive advantages to producers, processors and retailers, encourage identification with a region’s culture, history and ecology, and share risks and rewards equitably among all partners in the system. The Regional Food Systems Working Group supports education, conducts research and facilitates partnerships to increase investment and support of community-based, economically sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible regional food enterprises.