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Community Organizations Across America Join Forces With Farmers to Help

Community Organizations Across America Join Forces With Farmers to Help
When COVID-19 arrived, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities in Northwest Michigan started brainstorming.The team set a fundraising goal of $30,000 in seven days to launch the Local Food Relief Fund.Within 18 days of the brainstorming session and planning to launch, more than $130,000 was raised.To date, more than $185,000 has been raised for the Local Food Relief Fund.The money goes to two food pantry partners: The Manna Food Project and The Northwest Food Coalition.Local farmers are benefiting from the fund, too.They purchased an excess of tomatoes from another farm that was hard-hit from the lack of restaurant sales.The goal is to spend the money in the fund by December 31 so that the pantries can use local foods through the winter