With our pride in the region's growing reputation as the "Farm to Fork" capital, we must also deal with the reality that many suffer from hunger and live in "food deserts" with limited access to fresh, locally grown food. This unacceptable contrast exists despite the fact that we live in a region with bountiful agriculture and farmlands. Solving this complex problem will take a coordinated effort that involves all sectors of our local food economy.
To jumpstart our work in "Connecting the Regional Food Economy", the Foundation has partnered with Valley Vision by investing in the development of a Regional Food System Action Plan. The goal of our $76,000 grant is to create a more sustainable, accessible and economically vibrant food system, in which the bounty of local farmlands will be shared more equitably throughout our community.
Click here for more information on our partnership with Valley Vision.