In this country, 20% of us live in food insecurity without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food. We believe nutritious food is a right, not a privilege.
That's why every Harvest we deliver closes gaps in food access by supporting our reduced-cost Produce in a SNAP Markets & donations to local hunger-solving organizations. To date, we have provided access to 100,000 pounds of affordable produce & donated over 600,000 pounds more to our donation partners!
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 10,000 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 food deserts.
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 Baltimore City Public Schools & local 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.
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: