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 one hands-on food education workshop or tasting 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 income and the cost of the vegetable share.
- Participants need to pick up the vegetable share each week. Please arrange for someone else to pick up your share if you cannot make it.
- Attend one workshop or participate in a food tasting with The Vegetable Connection. Times and locations will be announced through email.
- Complete an evaluation survey at the beginning and end of the season. This information is compiled and used to attain vital funding to continue this program. It is also used to make program improvements.
- Participants must attend an individual interview before their first farm distribution.
- If you have questions please contact Program Director Jill Munson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If interested in becoming a participant please download and fill out the application below.