The Farm to Family program is an exciting new program that delivers baskets of farm-fresh, local produce directly to school communities every other week. The program offers parents, teachers, and faculty increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and addresses some key barriers many people face when trying to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets.
Farm to Family is a project of Sustainable Food Center and the GAVA Initiative, and is modeled after Sustainable Food Center’s Farm to Work program. Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.
GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin (GAVA) is a coalition of residents, community leaders and nonprofits that share a common interest in improving the health of the Dove Springs community through increased access to and participation in physical activity and improved nutrition. To substantially improve the health of the Dove Springs community by improving access to healthy, nutritious foods and safe physical activity while also establishing a sustainable community effort to lead this ongoing transformation.
Simone Benz, Food Access Projects Manager