SHAPING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
In our Farm to Pantry Program, families connect with local food pantry resource centers to receive fresh farm foods purchased and donated from local farms. Families also participate in classes on how to use CSA food to prepare fresh and healthy meals and how to properly preserve and store that fresh food. Classes also help families understand Food System history, agriculture, community, justice, and organization. These classes aim to equip participants on how to change local food systems to help make local neighborhoods healthier places to live and grow.
As a result of our Farm to Pantry Program, local pantries have taken the initiative to shift to healthier messaging and education, to create strong action amongst community members toward healthier environments around them. In connecting with local farmers, our participating pantries have received over $23,000 worth of donated produce from local farms this year.