As part of our series “Milestones … and Milestones in the Making,” we invited Patty Cantrell to reflect on the formative days of our Food & Farming program.
Farm to Neighbor is an innovative program that helps farms by giving them a new market for their produce and helps food pantry families with fresh, delicious and healthy food.
The Local Food Relief Fund started with a goal of raising $30,000 in a week. Instead, donors gave $130,579 for food pantries to purchase produce from local farmers.
To support local farmers and out-of-work families during the coronavirus pandemic, Groundwork has partnered with Manna Food Project, Northwest Food Coalition, and Food Rescue to raise donations for purchasing locally grown food for food pantry families.
Please support the relationships that we are so fortunate to have with local growers by contacting your representatives and senators in Congress now.
As Farm to School Month draws to a close, we honor schools doing it right! Farm to school is one of the most important movements alive in America today, because it’s about creating a healthy food culture, and without that big does of prevention, our health care system doesn’t stand a chance.