The Food Group's mission is: "Fighting Hunger. Nourishing our Community." The Food Group distributes fresh produce, healthy staples, and culturally specific foods to 185 local food shelf partners and, ultimately, community members experiencing hunger. Their land-based Farmer Education Program provides education in organic vegetable production for beginning farmers from historically underrepresented communities.
Funds will support The Food Group’s produce programming, which is designed to increase access to high-quality fresh produce for people experiencing food insecurity. Beginning farmers in the program learn to grow organic specialty crops and cover vital topics such as organic certification and record-keeping, business planning, and marketing. The Food Group staff is committed to ensuring every element of the program is welcoming, inclusive and supports farmers in achieving their goals.