Greetings and Happy Holidays!
As our third year draws to a close, more than ever we affirm our love of Wheeling; for where it has been, but more so for what it is becoming. It’s entirely gratifying to know others in our great city are working toward a common goal of improving our community. We are strong and many in number!
The vision of transforming empty lots into full stomachs is becoming more real and possible each day with your support.
Our Wheeling-based farms provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown food for our community and we strive for access to fresh local food across all income levels.
This year alone, we:
- Partnered with the culinary department at WVNCC to teach crock-pot cooking classes targeted at busy single moms, redefining the meaning of ‘fast food’;
- Taught food stamp recipients how to grow and cook food, and gave discounts for food stamp shoppers at our farm stands;
- Delivered produce to patients with diet-related conditions, in partnership with Wheeling Health Right, to fill doctors’ vegetable prescriptions at the “Farmacy”;
- Made over 100 stops with our mobile farmers’ market, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to communities with limited access to grocery stores.
With exciting developments planned for next year, we need support from you and our community at-large to advance. We ask that you help boost us toward our goals with a tax-deductible gift in 2016; to realize a diversified local food economy with fair food access for all in the Upper Ohio Valley.