Greensgrow believes that ensuring fresh local food is accessible to all people is an essential part of a healthy and equitable food system. We are proud to offer farm shares at a discounted rate to individuals or families that qualify for SNAP benefits (see SNAP income guidelines here). We partner with Philly Foodworks (PFW) to make farm shares available to beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) throughout Philadelphia.
Why we do it
When we cook and eat healthy, locally grown foods, we not only nourish our bodies and our minds, but we also create relationships with producers and the land that gave us this food. Sadly, due to the economics of our food system and larger society, this is not an option for everyone. We believe everyone should have access to good local food. As a community, we have the resources to make this possible. You are part of that community that makes this possible.
We are working on rebuilding it
Over the past few years the SNAP share went through many changes and although we were committed to this form of food access, we were not able to maintain the process that the share had transformed into
With funding from WW Smith we are in the process of rebuilding our share to make it more sustainable in process for the organization and ensure that it supports both urban farmers and urban eaters!
How you can support this program
Donate to Greensgrow, and mark your donation for the “SNAP Share Program”
Questions? Contact us at (215) 427-2780 extension 3, or email [email protected]