Projects

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 Fresh from the Farm, Local Produce (vegetables and fruits) being used in food pantries, community meal sites, summer programs, and at home

3) Increase Nutrition (Recipes and nutrition education)

Programs

  • Fresh Produce to Food Pantry, Meal Sites, and Low-income neighborhoods
  • Harvest Share Gleaning Projects
  • Recipes and Educational sessions
  • Directory of Wayne County Food Pantries and Meal sites (updated yearly) – Wayne Co Food Pantries and Meal sites May 2020 final

We provide local, fresh produce direct from the farm to food pantries, community meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods.  Check out our Photo Gallery on the Project tab for photos!

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.”

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