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We believe nutritious food is a right, not a privilege. 
20% of people in the United States live in food insecurity without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food.

We want to change that. That's why every Harvest we deliver closes gaps in food access by supporting our reduced-cost Produce in a SNAP Marketsdonations to local hunger-solving organizations. To date, we have provided access to over 200,000 pounds of affordable produce & donated over 650,000 pounds more to our donation partners!

 

 
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Produce in a SNAP

Over the last year, we've witnessed some real food access magic at our Produce in a SNAP Markets. In addition to selling over 20,000 bags of healthy fruits & veggies, we've seen Elementary school students holding pumpkins for the first time. Kids choosing grapes over candy bars. Young families walking away with a bag of healthy produce & the first mango they'd ever seen. 

In a country where 25.3 million live in food deserts & 20% live in food insecurity, these moments are more than nice anecdotes. They're real signs that we're successfully closing gaps in access to healthy food by getting fresh, affordable produce into the hands of underserved families & individuals living in these areas.

It’s nutritious. It’s putting food on my table because it’s affordable and accessible. I want to feel better about my health and now I can live a healthier life.
— Vernell, shopper at Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School

It is the aim of Produce in a SNAP to bring dignity, choice & community back to an affordable shopping experience by empowering people who are looking for fair access to fresh food. Our markets, run in partnership with local public schools & community centers, feature a variety of fruits & veggies on a weekly basis that are roughly 50% less expensive than grocery store prices. We proudly accept SNAP/EBT benefits.

[The launch of the subsidized produce stand at Frederick Douglass High School] was one of the most amazing events I have witnessed in all my years at this school.
— Terri Ray, Community School Coordinator at Douglass since 1997

Want to see our plans for the future of Produce in a SNAP? Check out our Food Access Manager Will's post on what 2018 holds for the program over at our blog

 

 

 

Our Donation Partners

Hunger is a complex problem & eradicating it requires we embrace multiple solutions. That's why we're so dedicated to donating a portion of our produce every week to hunger-solving organizations in our communities. Click the links below to learn more about our donation partners we are able to support through the delivery of your Harvest each week:

 

Capital Area Food Bank

Food For Life

Growing SOUL

The Lotus House

Loudon Interfaith Relief

Manna Food Center

Martha's Table

Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network

Moveable Feast

Mt. Ennon Baptist Church

No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore

Nourish Now

Our Daily Bread

Paul's Place

Philabundance

Shepherd's Table

St. Pauls' Church

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Forgotten Harvest

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