Community Foundations Awards $350k to Connect Local Farm Fresh Food to Those in Need

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s Farm Fresh Food Initiative has awarded 22 nonprofits $350,000 in grants. In its eighth year, the program has distributed more than $3 million dollars to help provide fresh, local produce to those in need.

The Farm Fresh Food Initiative addresses food system issues in partnership with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, the Feed HV program, and the Hudson Valley Food System Coalition.

“The pandemic heighted the need to address gaps in our food system, and to ensure our entire community has access to local fresh food. Our nonprofit partners deepened their collaborations to meet unprecedented demand. We celebrate the work of food pantries, faith-based organizations, local nonprofit farms, and volunteers who feed our community,” said Cristin McPeake, Vice President, Programs.

Receiving grants are: Angel Food East, Chester Agricultural Center Inc., Common Ground Farm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, Dutchess Outreach, Family of Woodstock, Inc. , Hillside Food Outreach, Hudson River Housing, Inc., Kingston YMCA Farm Project, Land to Learn, Newburgh Urban Farm and Food, North East Community Center, Nubian Directions II, Inc., Phillies Bridge Farm Project Inc., Poughkeepsie Farm Project, RDC Loaves and Fishes Inc., Scenic Hudson, Inc., Second Chance Foods, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Amenia Union NY, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Inc, and Underground Foundations.

To learn more about the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food initiative and programs, please visit:
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