Healthy, nutritious food for all.
Creating a healthier community through food education, increasing access to nutritional food, and supporting local farmers.
We face enormous challenges; economically disadvantaged populations with limited access to nutritional food, a disconnection from food sources, declines in new farmers, and a lack of essential life skills in the kitchen and garden. The Vegetable Connection addresses these challenges through our unique and life-changing programming:
Feeding the Families assists families with vegetable shares and food education to economically-challenged families.
The Food School teaches Poudre School District students through a school garden curriculum, in-school presentations, and adult educational classes.
In Larimer County alone, an estimated 40,000 residents are hungry and 1 in 5 Poudre School District children are considered food insecure. Though we wholeheartedly acknowledge and support the work of organizations like our own that provide families with food, we believe that giving food to families is a temporary solution. Education empowers people with the skills and knowledge that help them become productive and responsible citizens with skills that last a lifetime.
WE AIM TO ENGAGE, EMPOWER, AND EDUCATE.
Why is this important?
“Feeding the Families allowed me to feed my family the way we need even though I was going through a tough time financially”
“Participating in the program add great value to our lives. By increasing the type and amount of veggies that our family consumes, we have better health”