Will you help nourish your neighbors this holiday season?
Through your generosity we hope to raise $50,000 to continue our work to transform the food system to nourish our health, land, and livelihood.
Did you know that in Texas, 13% of the population experience food insecurity? This means that almost 4 million people in our state don’t have consistent access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food.
As a community, our health, land, and livelihood are at risk if we don’t take action to ensure that everyone can access nutritious food and farmers have the resources they need to produce it.
As we head into the holiday season, a time of abundance and celebration for some, think of those in your community who struggle to put food on the table each day. Think of the folks using nutrition assistance programs like SNAP and WIC who may have to decide between buying calorie-dense, less nutritious options and fresh produce.
This holiday season, consider sharing your love for local food with those in your community who need your support the most.
A gift of $100 will double the amount of fruits and vegetables that 3 neighbors in need can take home from your local Double Up Food Bucks farmers’ market, farm stand, or grocery store.
Your generous investment of $250 would help cover the cost for a farmer to receive resources needed to scale up, produce more food for our local food system, and make their operations more resilient as the climate shifts.
Consider giving $500 to help fund a Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre cooking and nutrition class series for 25 people in a neighborhood that experiences barriers to nutritious food access, providing them with tools and knowledge they need to make affordable, healthy meals.
Because of supporters like you, this past year we increased the reach of our Double Up Food Bucks program by more than 200%. We’ve added 11 new sales outlets to our list of Double Up Food Bucks sites across the state, creating a network of 47 locations where folks can now go to double the amount of produce they get when they shop.
And we don’t plan to stop there. Looking forward we are growing and expanding this food access network, covering more suburban and rural communities who experience higher rates of food insecurity.
We need your help to grow as we work to reach the most food-insecure populations in our community.
We need you alongside us to ensure that all Texans can access local, nutritious food with ease. This holiday season, will you choose to invest in your community’s health and livelihood?