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we believe that access to fresh, nutritious food is a fundamental right for everyone. Sadly, many individuals and families living in food deserts lack the resources to obtain healthy, plant based options that are essential for their well being.a GoFundMe campaign was launched to organize a Farmers Market & Fresh Food Drive, aimed at connecting local farmers with people in need, providing free, high quality produce and pantry staples necessary for a healthy, plant-based diet.

 

 

the Mission:

 Our mission is to address food insecurity and promote healthier lifestyles by bridging the gap between local farmers and individuals living in food deserts. We aim to establish a sustainable Farmers Market and Fresh Food Drive that offers a wide range of natural fresh fruits, vegetables, and other plant based essentials to empower communities with the tools for a nourishing diet.

 

 

Dear Supporters,

we invite you to join our health is wealth campaign, where we aim to make fresh, healthy food accessible to everyone. By organizing a Farmers Market & Fresh Food Drive, we can connect local farmers with individuals living in food deserts, ensuring that they have access to nutritious produce and pantry staples needed for a plant based diet. Your contribution will directly impact the lives of countless individuals and families who are currently unable to access fresh fruits, vegetables, and other essential items. By supporting us, you are not only alleviating food insecurity but also empowering communities to make healthier choices and build a sustainable food system. Our approach goes beyond providing food. Through education and workshops, we will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to cook nourishing meals using the ingredients available. We believe in fostering self sufficiency, promoting sustainable practices, and instilling a sense of community. Your donation will help us secure a venue, support local farmers, provide inventory for the Fresh Food Drive, and facilitate educational initiatives. Together, we can build a future where no one goes hungry, and everyone has access to the nourishment they deserve.

Join us in creating lasting change and empowering communities. Your generosity will make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families in need. Let's unite and Nourish Our Communities together! Thank you for your support.

The Food:

Dried chickpeas

Dried lentils

Red kidney beans

Black beans

Bell peppers

Zucchini

Dandelion greens

Ginger

plantains

Portabella Mushrooms

Crimini mushrooms

Bella baby mushrooms

All mushrooms but shitake

Plum tomatoes

Cucumber 

Watercress

Callaloo

Onions

Kale

Squash

Okra

All lettuce but iceberg

Sweet potatoes

Chickpea pasta or lentil pasta

fruits: 

Burro bananas

Cantaloupe

cherries

seeded graes

blueberries

raspberries

blackberries

sour sop

plums

pears

key limes or limes

papayas

mangos

seeded watermelon

peaches

apples

sour or seville oranges

prickly pears

avocados

 

Cereal:

Puffed Kamut

Puffed Millets

Rolled oats

 

Grains:

Amaranth

Farro

Fonio

Kamut

Quinoa

Tef

Wild Rice

 

Soy substitute:

Coconut amino

 

Flours:

Chickpea flour

Spelt flour

Unbleached non enriched flour

 

Oil:

Grape seed oil

Olive oil

Avocado oil

Sesame seed oil

 

Seasonings:

Onion powder

Ginger powder

Fennel

Sea salt

Oregano

Thyme

Basil

Cayenne powder

Sage

Dill

Bay leaf

 

Seeds/nuts:

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds

Walnuts

Pumpkin seeds

Cashews

Brazil nuts

Almonds

 

Sweeteners :

Agave

Maple syrup

Date sugar

coconut sugar

The plan : 

  1. Establishing the Farmers Market: The first step involves creating a vibrant, inclusive space where farmers and community members can interact. We will secure a suitable location, obtain necessary permits, and set up stalls for farmers to showcase their produce.

  2. Partnering with Local Farmers: We will establish partnerships with local farmers, ensuring a diverse range of fresh, locally-sourced produce. These farmers will have an opportunity to sell their goods directly to the community, fostering a sustainable local food economy.

  3. Fresh Food Drive: In addition to the Farmers Market, we will organize a monthly Fresh Food Drive to distribute free fruits, vegetables, and pantry staples to individuals and families in need. This initiative will combat food waste while providing essential nutrition to those who lack access to fresh, healthy options.

  4. Education and Workshops: We believe in empowering communities through education. Alongside the Farmers Market and Fresh Food Drive, we will organize workshops on nutrition, cooking, and gardening to teach individuals how to prepare healthy, plant-based meals using the ingredients available.

  5. Expansion and Sustainability: As our initiative gains momentum, we aim to expand our reach to additional food deserts, replicating the Farmers Market and Fresh Food Drive model in different communities. This scalability will ensure a lasting impact on a larger scale.

Estimated Budget Allocation:

  • Venue rental and permits: $5,000

  • Farmer stipends and transportation: $8,000

  • Equipment and market setup: $3,000

  • Fresh food inventory for the drive: $10,000

  • Education and workshop materials: $2,500

  • Marketing and outreach: $1,500

  • Contingency fund: $5,000

Est. Total: $35,000

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