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Skagit Food Share Alliance

The Skagit Food Share Alliance (SFSA) project has twin goals: (1) to support local agriculture and (2) end local hunger. 

A partnership with Community Action,  Skagit Valley Food Co-op and North Coast Credit Union, the SFSA works with local farmers to increase their markets by purchasing locally grown produce specifically for local food banks and hot meal programs.

The SFSA works to provide local farmers with up front capital to produce fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods.  Farmers receive a boost to their markets, while food banks receive fresh, locally grown, nutritious food for the hungry people they serve. SFSA supporters and sponsors make this program possible by helping “fill the gap” in funding.

Farms in Skagit County: Many small farmers are forced out of business due to loss of land and high costs of business.  When we lose farmers, we lose a way of life.  We also lose out on social, economic and environmental wealth. This project is a way to help provide farmers with new, reliable, local markets.

Hunger and Malnutrition: These are alarmingly common problems in our community. One-fourth of our low-income citizens don’t get enough to eat, and 20% of all Skagit households rely on area food banks.  This project allows food banks to provide more nutritious, locally grown food to those who need it.

In the News:

June 16, 2011 - Planting Gardens of Hope

By Tahlia Honea | Skagit Valley Herald

 

 

Donations and Fundraisers

  • Become a monthly donor: This program is made possible by donations from sponsors.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please follow this link to the Donation Now Page.
    *** From March 1st to April 30th, any money raised or food items donated ($1 per item/pound) will be matched through the Feinstein Foundation Match Challenge!
  • Dine to Donate: Join Community Action and Applebee's for our monthly fundraising event to benefit Community Action Food Access programs. Starting in  2010, bring this flyer in on the 1st Thursday of each month to Applebee's and they will donate 15% of your total bill to Community Action! Lunch dinner, and Carside-to-go orders.
  • Bite of Skagit: This annual event helps raise awareness and funds for this crutial program. Proceeds used to purchase produce from local farmers to feed the hungry in Skagit County. Visit the Bite of Skagit site for more details.

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