How to start and scale a food hub

The Open Food Network been helping Food Hubs for over 10 years.

We’ve put together key information for anyone who is thinking about either starting a new Food Hub, or expanding the operations of an existing one here including:

Webinar: Growing a Food Hub

Watch a recording of the Growing a Food Hub webinar here.


Products and services for Food Hubs

The Open Food Network offers a number of products and services for Food Hubs.

The Open Food Network Software Platform

The Open Food Network Software platform has been designed from the ground up for Community Food Enterprises and Food Hubs.

The platform is easy to set up, scalable and has a number of features and functions that make running a food hub easier.

Find out more about the platform here.

Food Enterprise consulting

We have spent the last decade working in food systems and have helped Food Hubs all around the world with:

  • Business planning
  • Community co-design
  • Operational frameworks
  • Governance support
  • Risk management
  • Feasibility studies
  • Training and mentoring
  • Connections and networking opportunities and much more.

You can find out more about our work in the links below. 

Vic Health Grants for Food Hubs

Vic Health have just announced $4 million of funding for Food Hubs.

10 Food Hubs will receive between $150,000 and $750,000 in funding to either:

  • Establish a new Food Hub
  • Expand the operations of an existing one

More information about the grants can be found here. 

Applications close at 2:00 PM on Monday the 16th of May.

If you would like to include us in your grant application please fill in the form below.


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