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The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

116 Umberger
1612 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Partner Organizations


Kansas Health FoundationThe Kansas Health Foundation is a statewide philanthropic organization with a mission to improve the health of all Kansans. Improving access to healthy, affordable food is one of our key impact areas to improve health outcomes for Kansans of all ages.

K-State Research and Extension connects people across the state with the knowledge and science of Kansas State University by offering practical, research-based education.  K-State Research and Extension provides education and support through in-person classes or training, online classes, webinars, articles and publications.

 NetWork Kansas logo


NetWork Kansas is a statewide resource organization devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas.

 IFF logoIFF is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) that provides mission-driven lending and real estate consulting services to nonprofits that serve low income communities and people with disabilities. 
The Food Trust logoThe Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions focused on food retail for underserved populations.


Advisory Board

Bertha Mendoza, K-State Research and Extension
Bruce Chladny, Kansas Association of Counties
Courtney Koenig, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Debbie Bearden, Allen County
Diana Endicott, Good Natured Family Farms
Donna Martin, Mid America Regional Council
Elizabeth Stewart Burger, Sunflower Foundation
Haley Kottler, Kansas Appleseed
Janelle VanKooten, K-State Research and Extension
Jenny Osner, Hired Man’s Grocery and Grill
Miranda Klugesherz-Miller, Kansas Food Action Network
Sarah Green, Kansas Sampler Foundation
Steve Hudnall, Associated Wholesale Grocers
Tom Buller, Kansas Rural Center
Virginia Barnes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas