The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance (LFFA) ) is program that works to identify, develop and implement policy and environmental changes to promote healthy eating and active living for all residents. Housed within the city’s Public Health Division, and funded by Mass in Motion, LFFA strives to be a comprehensive approach to build and support community-wide health and health equity through policy and systems change.

Our History

The Lynn Public Health Division in 2011 convened a group of nonprofit leaders, city officials, and community members in order to address the impacts of food insecurity and diet-related disease throughout the City, creating the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance.

In 2012, the Department received a Mass in Motion grant from MA Department of Public Health, funded in part by North Shore Medical Center and Partners HealthCare. The goal is to devote more resources towards policies and initiatives to create a more equitable food system. 27 community programs covering 60 cities and towns throughout the state now work with Mass in Motion grants, creating positive changes to communities and making it possible for people to eat better, move more, and live healthier lives.

Over the past five years, the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance has worked with city and community partners to pass and implement policies relating to Complete Streets, community gardens, and more!

Our Team

Alex Freedman
Director, Lynn Food & Fitness

E: LynnFoodandFitness@gmail.com

P: 791-691-5332

Mary Gatlin
Community Garden Network Coordinator

E: LynnCommunityGardens@gmail.com

P: 781-691-5246

Kathe Landergan
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Bridget Peters
Youth Leadership Coordinator

E: bpeters@socialcapitalinc.org

P: 781-309-7365

Community Partners