We believe all people have a right to nutritious food, and we envision a local food system that brings healthy, homegrown food within reach of all.
To grow a more local and resilient food system by connecting gardeners with their communities.
Fresh Food Connect applies technology to create the capacity to connect gardeners with their communities, and strengthen local food systems.
In 2016, a group of forward-thinkers came together to pilot a new idea that would become Fresh Food Connect. They asked the question: If gardeners had an easy avenue to participate in hunger relief efforts, would they?" The answer was resoundingly YES! Read more about our full story here .
In 2021, Fresh Food Connect partnered with 58 hunger relief nonprofits in 20 states. Together, we engaged over 2,000 gardeners to share 67,000 pounds of homegrown produce with community members experiencing food insecurity. Find our most recent impact report here.
We aim to support existing solutions, efforts, and assets in local communities. We partner with organizations that are deeply rooted in their community. Working towards solutions that can be applied at a national level, we remain committed to centering communities and delivering creative and innovative technology solutions to support them.
The challenges we face are systemic, and partnerships grounded in humility and trust are central to our work. We strive to authentically engage community members and partners in a transparent way to develop relationships within and across local food systems.
We believe in the power of mobilizing individuals to participate in building resilient, local food systems, and want to create space for every person to engage. Small donations of many gardeners will collectively make a huge impact on local food systems and food insecurity.
We believe today’s food system is unjust, and that the work we do will meaningfully engage individuals and communities to change the system for the better. We are committed to building equity, diversity, and inclusion into our organization and our programs, and to working with partners who share this value. Food justice cannot exist without racial justice. We aspire to be an anti-racist organization.