Your donation will provide guests with healthy food choices and support our local farmers, ranchers and small businesses.
The Farm 2 Food Pantry program is a collaboration to provide our guests with nutrient dense food that’s culturally relevant and sourced from local farmers. The idea was born from the desire to provide fresh, healthy, and nutritious fresh food options for our guests.
LIFT-UP began by building relationships with 3 local farmers through forward-paying contracts. These contracts allowed farmers to purchase seeds, employ staff, and in some cases, remain in business.
The Farm 2 Food Pantry program model has proven to be sustainable. LIFT-UP is able to provide our guests with healthy and nutritious food options and will continue to increase the amount and variety of choices for our guests. LIFT-UP orders all of our fresh produce, meat and dairy from our local community. Today we have partners that provide culturally relative products as well as partners that will support the gleaning process at the end of the harvest.
Today, the Farm 2 Food Pantry program has grown to 23 partners strong. With a solid foundation built on trusted relationships, local farmers in our valley can also count on guaranteed purchases from LIFT-UP. LIFT-UP is proud to say that 63% of our food budget was spent on fresh and nutritious food for our guests in 2022.
LIFT-UP partners with local farmers to grow who fresh, nutritious food.
Forward-paying contracts provide financial support to grow more crops, leading to a stronger, more sustainable business.
Local, fresh, healthy choices, leading to a healthier lifestyle.
The Farm 2 Food Pantry program is now a reputable model that has sprouted and grown from the simple idea to provide fresh and healthy options for our guests. The Farm 2 Food Pantry program has strong relationships with our local farms, ranches, and small businesses. The program is building a stronger community and reducing the carbon footprint in our valley.
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