Farm To Food Pantry
Finding New Ways to Supply Food Directly From Farms
Supporting local farmers and reducing food miles by buying local
,WSDA’s Farm to Food Pantry initiative utilizes state Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) funds to help hunger relief agencies across the state purchase fresh produce from their local farmers, increasing access to healthier food options for low-income residents of Washington. And mostly purchase from farms that don’t have outlets to sell what they grow.
How it works
Coastal Harvest works to solicit matching funds from donors in the community, in some cases doubling, or tripling the amount of money available to purchase produce from local farmers. We are thankful and very appreciative of Great Northwest Federal Credit Union as a sponsor for this program.
The food we purchase is given to local food pantries and feeding programs. We also deliver locally grown and or processed food products using the Mobile Market.
Farm To Food Pantry is a small program that is expected to grow over the next several years. We look forward to working with more local farms and producers that can provide a variety of fruit & vegetables, proteins and dairy products.