- Health & Medicine
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location14975 Sugarland Rd.Poolesville, MD 20837 United States
Our mission is to reduce food insecurity by providing weekly bags of fresh produce directly from local farms to families. Our impact model: Food insecure families gain access to nutrient dense seasonal produce. Food equity - We recognize that low income families and communities of color disproportionately lack access to healthy food. We believe that "food is medicine" and aim to support families with health risks where healthy eating has a strong impact. Local table-crop farmers earn retail income. This is critical to our mission - supporting farms to thrive builds a resilient, local, environmentally conscious food system for all. Participating farmers use organic and regenerative farming practices, meaning our earth is preserved while food is produced. Local food means a low carbon foot print. We build community by providing resources and educational programs on the above and by having events where the community - food recipients, growers, donors, and volunteers come together.
Community FarmShare links families experiencing food insecurity with fresh produce from local vegetable farms. We partner with local organic, regenerative, and naturally grown vegetable farms in Montgomery County which produce a weekly variety of fresh seasonal produce. Through generous donations from community members, we buy CSA shares (the weekly produce bags) from the farmers and provide them to families experiencing food insecurity throughout the growing season (typically about 25 weeks). This means each family in the program can rely on knowing they will be able to have healthy meals each week, delivered to their home by volunteers. We partner with other food assistance and social service providers to help us identify the families most in need of such healthy local produce.