A Whole Community, Inc. (AWC) assesses the needs of communities and develops sustainable projects that will meet multiple needs all within one project.
AWC’s Projects have the following goals:
1) Decrease Food Waste (According to Guardian report 2016, roughly 50% of all produce in the United States is thrown away – some 60 million tons, $160 billion worth of produce annually, an amount constituting one third of all food)
2) Increase Local Produce (vegetables and fruits) being used in food pantries, community meal sites, schools, preschools, and summer programs
3) Increase Nutrition (recipes are provided and food demonstrations with taste testing are offered, as funds allow)
We provide local, fresh produce direct from the farm to food pantries, community meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods. We also sell local, direct from the farm fresh produce to schools, preschools, and summer programs. Check out our Photo Gallery on the Project tab for photos!
Our Partners: Apple Creek Historical Society, Green Field Farms, OSU-OARDC, OSU-ATI, community farmers, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Wayne County Health Department, Aultman Orrville Hospital, Wooster Community Hospital, Akron Children’s Pediatrics, Wayne County Department of Job & Family Services, OSU Extension Wayne County, College of Wooster, University of Akron, Ashland County Health & Wellness Committee, Community Action Wayne/Medina, Viola Startzman Free Clinic, local schools, over 50 Food Pantries, Served Meal Sites, and low-income neighborhoods in Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Stark, Summit, and Coshocton Counties, and community volunteers.
AWC would like to thank the “whole community” who has helped make this possible by each sharing what they have to offer.
Our mottos: “We all have something to share”
“All have value”
” We need each other.”