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© 2018 by Farm & Community Collaborative, Inc.

ESTB

2018

FARM & COMMUNITY

COLLABORATIVE

ALLEVIATING FOOD INSECURITY & IMPROVING ACCESS TO LOCAL FARM FRESH PRODUCE FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES WITHIN SOUTHEASTERN, MASS
10 farm employment opportunities for underserved youth
10,000 lbs of local produce
for Gateway City food banks
100 farm shares for underserved families & individuals
ABOUT US

Founded in 2018, Farm & Community Collaborative, Inc. (“F&CC”) is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that alleviates food insecurity by improving access to local farm fresh produce for underserved populations within the Gateway cities of Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, and surrounding communities.  

F&CC serves disadvantaged populations within the Gateway cities of Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, and surrounding communities. Massachusetts Gateway cities, as defined by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, are "midsize urban centers that anchor regional economies around the state, [facing] stubborn social and economic challenges, [while] retaining many assets with unrealized potential."

Although our programs are primarily intended to serve disadvantaged Gateway city individuals and families, a secondary goal is to support local farmers. Our programs offer farmers a way to reach new markets, build their community and workforce, while feeding families in need. 
 

 
WE NEED YOUR
HELP.

According to the 2016 Household Food Insecurity Report, 10.3% of Massachusetts households—approximately 726,000 adults and children—are food insecure. Accessing farm fresh produce is a challenge for many families, particularly those living in low income neighborhoods, communities of color, and urban areas. Finding quality fresh food means either traveling significant distances or paying exorbitant prices. Given the aforementioned barriers, these communities face the highest risks of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable food-related health challenges.

 

Healthy food access is critical to improving health outcomes. Produce provides a powerful opportunity to solve hunger. Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential to any balanced diet — and getting more to people in need can help them move beyond food insecurity into stronger, healthier lives.

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH.

$25

Provides 25 pounds of farm fresh produce to Gateway city food banks.

 

$50

Supports a farm service learning event for local underserved youth.

$100 

Provides 100 pounds of farm fresh produce to Gateway city food banks.

$250 

Supports seasonal farm employment for a local youth or veteran.