Feeding the Families
We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right and that food education empowers people with skills and knowledge that can last a lifetime. The Feeding the Families program assists financially-challenged families with whole or half-shares of organically grown vegetables from local farms. During the 20-22 week growing season, program participants visit the farm weekly for their share pickup and attend a minimum of two hands-on food education course provided by The Food School. It’s important to note that the Feeding the Families participants are stakeholders; they contribute a co-payment for a portion of the cost of their vegetable share. Families are chosen on a first come, first serve basis and when necessary, there is a waiting list.
- Participants must have an income level at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.
- Co-payment amount is based on their income and the cost of their vegetable share.
- Pick up the vegetable share each week. If you cannot make a pick-up, please arrange for someone else to pick up your share
- Attend two of The Vegetable Connection sponsored workshops during the year.
- Complete an evaluation survey at the beginning and end of the year. The information is compiled and used to attain funding to continue this program. It is also used to make improvements in the program.
- Participants must attend an individual orientation gathering in late spring before the first distribution.
- If you have questions please call Executive Director, Claudia DeMarco at (970)988-3464.
Feeding the Families income eligibility guidelines based on 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
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