Local Food Organizations

We are fortunate in Johnson County to have several organizations whose work intersects with the food system. Visit their websites to learn more about their work and find job and volunteer opportunities!

If your local foods organization is not reflected on this list and you would like it to be, please contact [email protected]

Local and Regional

Backyard Abundance

Bur Oak Land Trust

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Coralville Community Food Pantry

CommUnity Food Bank

Feed Iowa First

Field to Family

Food Pantry at Iowa

IC Compassion

Indian Creek Nature Center

Iowa City Farmers Market

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development (IVRC&D)

Linn County Food Systems Council

North Liberty Community Pantry

Table to Table 

University of Iowa Student Organizations




Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Iowa Hunger Coalition

Iowa Young Farmers Coalition

Local Food Healthy Kids

Practical Farms of Iowa

Regional Food Systems Working Group of Iowa

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT)


Job Opportunities

Programs Manager, Coralville Community Food Pantry

(Deadline: March 27, 2023)


Healthy Food Access Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach 

(Deadline: April 11, 2023)


Operations Manager, Field to Family

(Deadline: April 16, 2023)


Communications Coordinator, Field to Family

(Deadline: April 16, 2023)


Farm Manager (Part-Time), Feed Iowa First


Senior Research Coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa


Senior Cost-Share Administrative Coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa


Senior Video Coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa


Finance Director, Practical Farmers of Iowa


Organic Greens LLC

Message from the owner, James Nisly: "My name is James Nisly. I operate Organic Greens and I am posting this because I am seeking employees to join my business and my community of Kalona in SE IA.

As background, my core belief is that truly healthy food is the basis of healthy communities. My vision is to replace the ‘highly processed, low nutritional value’ standard American diet with one rich in nutrition and flavor while connecting customers with where their food comes from. To realize this vision, I started 24 years ago with certified organic microgreens.  Over time I added field crops and a food hub business that combines my crops with those of other local Amish growers for 40+ wholesale customers in SE and Central Iowa.

The business is well-established and poised for growth, and so I write to seek people who may be interested in joining my business and my community of Kalona. Roles are varied, such as Field Crop Manager, Delivery Driver, Inventory/Fulfillment Manager, and Microgreen Support Staff. If this opportunity sounds like something you would like to explore, please use this url link to a short assessment form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OrganicGreens. It includes descriptions of the different roles for which I am seeking help.

Thank you. I can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions."