Building Farm Viability, Food Sovereignty and Community Health
The Local Food for Every Table Initiative is a holistic regional approach to increasing food access during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects of this initiative will help our region move past providing short-term hunger relief to find solutions that will achieve food sovereignty and food justice in the long term. Current projects in this area of work include:
Glynwood’s Food Donations: We are challenging ourselves to maximize donations from our own farm to local hunger relief efforts including Philipstown Food Pantry, Second Chance Foods and Fred's Pantry.
CSA is a SNAP: We are helping farms in the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition expand the reach and accessibility of their CSAs by establishing a revolving fund that addresses some of the barriers SNAP users experience when trying to participate in Community Supported Agriculture.
Food Sovereignty Fund: Through this fund, Glynwood contracts small-to-mid-scale Hudson Valley farms that use regenerative agricultural practices--the majority of which are led by people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and/or women--to grow food at fair market value for distribution through grassroots hunger relief efforts.