Healthy, Locally Grown Food For All

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Healthy, Locally Grown Food For All

 

Dear Friends,

We are deeply concerned about the food insecurity in Portage County.

Before COVID-19, 34% of Portage County families were already struggling to afford basic necessities, including food. Food pantry demand doubled as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19. Major disruptions of national food distribution systems have clarified the importance of short food supply chains for food security and community resilience.

Your support of Farmshed has been invaluable. Our collective effort to grow a resilient local food community is more important than ever. Most recently, Farmshed committed to advancing our local food system in ways that better serve the community’s most vulnerable and those historically neglected. Racial, economic, social, and environmental injustice are linked. Similarly, movements towards greater justice can be interwoven.

To that end, Farmshed has built partnerships that incorporate locally grown products into existing food assistance programs, including:

  • Mobile Pantry of Portage County delivering home-bound residents healthy groceries.
  • CAP Services Hmong UPLIFT Program delivering culturally appropriate meals to Hmong elders and disabled residents
  • Salvation Army Hope Center serving meals to shelter residents and community members.


This summer we are raising $25,000 from generous community members like you to solidify these programs that broaden the reach of our healthy, locally grown food to those in need. Caring for the health and wellbeing of our neighbors keeps our family and cooperatively owned farms thriving.

You’ve been essential to Farmshed’s success over the past 12 years. Our signature programs and events continue to impact many. With your help, our evolving work will benefit many more.

You can donate to our Local Food For All Campaign online at farmshed.org or by sending a check to Central Rivers Farmshed at 1220 Briggs Ct, Stevens Point, WI 54481. If you are interested in learning more, you can give Jenny a call at (715) 544-6154.

With warm regards,

Jenny Riggenbach                                                    Jeremy Solin
Executive Director                                                    Chair, Board of Directors

 

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