Tag: Fresh Produce

Food Bank Has Developed Greatly Through the Years

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank has moved a long way from providing emergency food to people every now and then to becoming a major part of the safety net.  Trying to end hunger means we have to be in this for the long haul because the end of hunger is not yet in sight.… Read More »

Farmers’ Markets for All

By Heidi Kliner, AmeriCorps VISTA: There is a common misconception that farmers’ markets are just for the privileged due to the idea that farmers’ markets are significantly more expensive than grocery stores, but many studies have shown that farmers’ market prices are not much higher than supermarket prices, with many of the fresh, seasonal produce… Read More »

Farm 2 Kids

Veggies for Everyone

We often look for other agencies to partner with in our produce distribution program while school is out, and this summer we provided food to children of migrant farm workers. When I did my regular site visit, the program staff told me how the produce really helped out the families each week since all the… Read More »