Release date: 04/13/2020
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Announces $50K for Farms and Fresh Food
In response to the impacts of Covid-19 on the region, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is announcing $50,000 in grants to support the local food system. Funded by the NoVo Foundation, grants will support nonprofit farms and help to ensure that their bounty reaches those who need it most.
“These grants expand on current efforts to shore up pantries and support local food producers,” said Cristin McPeake, Vice President of Programs at the Community Foundations. “Our nonprofit farms are growing nutrient-dense foods that can augment shelf-stable offerings, and contribute to the overall health of consumers. The agricultural bounty of our region is among its greatest resources, and these grants demonstrate our commitment to supporting their work.”
“We are grateful for the continued partnership of the NoVo Foundation in nourishing our neighbors,” McPeake said. “Since 2014, we have worked together to strengthen access to locally grown produce. Their willingness to provide immediate aid in this trying time will benefit many throughout the region.”
The list of recipients includes: Common Ground Farm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, Hillside Food Outreach, Kingston YMCA Farm Project, North East Community Center, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Rondout Valley Food Pantry, Rondout Valley Growers Association, Second Chance Foods, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.