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Villa Maria Food Hub Feasibility Study

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources
Economic Resilience

The Alliance for Nonprofit Resources supports organizations with administrative and networking services in the communities surrounding Butler, PA.

Our Approach

We began the process by identifying local stakeholders and food system experts, and captured their initial visions and understandings of the role that the Villa Maria farm could play. Pairing this with quantitative data about the regional economy as it relates to agriculture and innovation, we will use a combination of desktop research and interviews to create a prioritized list of recommended activities that could be pursued at the farm. Each activity will be prioritized based on the benefit to the local economy, contribution to the community, and the financial feasibility, with some considerations weighed more heavily than others, per the client’s request.   

The Results

The feasibility report was completed and presented to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Leadership Team in June 2020. Alliance for Nonprofit Resources continues to pursue funding to launch this project and to support the management of the Innovation Hub. 


Butler, PA

Project Type

Strategic/Business Plan

Client Type




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