A Whole Community, Inc. (AWC) gathers surplus produce from local farms and shares with local food pantries, free meal sites, and low income neighborhoods.
The Community Food Project has the following three goals:
1) Reduce 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, Fresh from the Farm Vegetables and Fruits provided to those in need at food pantries, community meal sites, low-income neighborhoods, and through gleaning programs.
3) Increase Nutrition (recipes are provided and food demonstrations with taste testing are offered, as able)
Over the past four years, AWC has provided 314,959 pounds of farm-fresh produce to those in need.
62 Farms/Sources shared
2,975 boxes of fresh from the farm, local produce
Weighing 63,945 pounds
Produce valued at $50,826
Provided to 43 food pantries, served meal sites, and low income neighborhoods
With recipes provided
FUNDING IS NEEDED: Donations help provide fresh produce to needy families by sponsoring food pantries, meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods to receive local produce throughout the Summer and Fall. Please consider donating! Every dollar donated helps! Click here to donate.
Our Partners: Apple Creek Historical Society, Community Action Wayne/Medina, Green Field Farms, OSU-OARDC, 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, Viola Startzman Free Clinic, Food Pantries and Served Meal Sites in Wayne and surrounding 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.”