Community Food Shares
The Community Food Shares (CFS) program provides participating families with fresh, local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, whole-grain breads, and other nutritious foods each week throughout the year thanks to a partnership with Trader Joe’s, Klinger’s Bakery and Panera. As part of our Growing Garden, Growing Kids program our talented educational farmer grows fresh organic shares of food which our families also receive during our growing season. This year our Community Food Shares program is made possible by a generous donation from the Hoehl Family Foundation, Peggy Ireland and other fabulous community members.
How does the CFS program work?
Common Roots launched the Community Food Shares program in 2008, with a generous donation from the Lattner Foundation. The CFS program originally provided participating families with weekly food shares, similar to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Typical shares included fruits and vegetables, eggs, fresh-baked whole-grain breads, and meat options. Thanks to our partnerships with local businesses, we give 30 shares year-round at the Wheeler Homestead. Families are identified by social workers in all five South Burlington Schools.