For the second year, The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College has teamed up with local farms to offer THE FAIR SHARE PROJECT, an innovative program that addresses the issue of food insecurity. Developed in conjunction with Adams County Food Policy Council, the program provides families from the Gettysburg area who are in the “food gap” with the increased ability to purchase food that is healthy, fresh, and locally grown.
Through generous donations, we were able to provide over $3,000 worth of monthly "food gap vouchers" to be used at the Adams County Farm Fresh Markets in 2011. Participants raved that the produce was “fresh,” “really good,” and “excellent,” and one participant claimed that while her family has tried eating healthier before, “it worked this time around.” Vendors at the farmers markets unanimously and enthusiastically encouraged the continuation of the Fair Share Project.
With your donation, we can continue to work towards closing this “food gap” and making sure everyone in the community is food secure with healthy and affordable food options. You'll be supporting our local farms and our local economy, too!
Don't know much about the Food Gap? Watch the video on the right! It was made by 2010 Campus Kitchen Summer Intern, Devan Grote.
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