A Healthy Community
Insures that all its members have access to nutritive food
Builds a sustainable local food system
Supports inclusive spaces for neighbors to connect
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How it works
Dollars spent on local foods in 2020
Weekly food budgets doubled in 2020
Local farms and food producers supported in 2020
Your donation feeds families and builds a vibrant local food system.
SNAP Usage at Our Markets, 2017-present
2020 has been our biggest challenge yet. When the pandemic hit, we created a Corner Pick Up pre-order system and provided sales venues for farms who saw their usual customer connections shut down overnight. We could provide meat when there was none in the grocery store and our farmers planted more food than ever. In March, when COVID closed our schools and so many were suddenly out of work, SNAP enrollment skyrocketed and our neighbors came to us for help. Our community has rallied and raised over $26,000 to fund the Green for Greens program in 2020. When matched with USDA SNAP dollars, that means more than $50,000 in nutritive foods for our neighbors in need — and a $50,000 investment in local farms and food producers.
Currently our program is matching more than $750 in SNAP dollars each week to feed our neighbors. We project that our current reserves will take us to about the fourth of July. As many of us look forward to planning the first backyard barbeque or beach vacation in over a year, we fear that we will be unable to help our neighbors for whom economic recovery has yet to arrive.
A donation to the Green for Greens fund impacts so many while staying right in our community and building food security for all. Please, if you can, make a tax-deductible donation today. And if you need help, know that your community is here for you.
All donations are matched by the USDA to help families buy healthy food, and every cent goes on to pay our local food producers to keep on growing!
MORE WAYS TO DONATE
United Way Virus Relief Fund
Fund for Democratic Communities
American Heart Association in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
Seymour Family Trust
Stephen Johnson & Marnie Thompson
David and Claudia Babb Reich Family Foundation
UNCG School of Communication Studies
NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Jo Rainey Tisdale
Elizabeth Perrill & Laurent Estoppey
Michael and Kelly Sileno
Mark & Anne Reynolds
Roger & Nancy Kimbrough
Melanie Knier (hon. Ronn Wilson)
Kennan & Sandra Depue
Kathy & John Newsom
Mark & Joyce Markwell
Kelly L. Taylor
David & Ellie Brauneis
Congregational Church of Greensboro
Jeff & Ingrid McCarthy
Tom & Linda Mooth
Susan Taafe & Hank Rudisill
Mary Beth Wayne
Brandy Woodford & Steve Cauthen
Kim & Mike Richey
Billy’s Slappin Sauce
Rachel Kaplan (hon David Kaplan)
Jeri & Randy Henderson
Jo Rainey Tisdale