Community Food Shares
- Provides nutritious, organic veggies and fresh farm foods to families who face food insecurity
- Invites participants to try new foods and expand their culinary skills
- Encourages families to visit the farm and learn about how food is cultivated
- Currently available to 40 families identified by school support teams
The Community Food Shares program provides participating families with fresh, nutritious foods each week throughout the year thanks to a partnership with Trader Joe’s, Klinger’s Bakery and Panera Bread.
In addition to vegetables grown by youth and farmers on our land, shares include fruits, eggs, fresh-baked whole-grain breads, and meat options. Thanks to our local business partners, we are able to provide 30 shares year-round.
Families are identified by social workers in all five South Burlington schools.
Families have the opportunity to taste test a fresh vegetable each week. The Vegetable of the Week is available raw and in a recipe; recipes are available to take home.
How does it work?
Common Roots launched the Community Food Shares program in 2008 with a generous donation from the Lattner Family Foundation.
Leadership gifts from the Hoehl Family Foundation and Peggy Ireland, and other generous donors, have allowed us to sustain this effort.
Please join us in underwriting Community Food Shares for members of our community with a tax-deductible donation.