Demand for food assistance grows at Food Independence

Food Independence has seen a large increase in demand for food during winter and early spring that rival end of year holiday levels. Numbers of households receiving food rose about 40% in February and March over last year, and rival Thanksgiving and Christmas levels. Numbers have been steadily growing since opening but there is usually[…]

Happy Holidays from Food Independence

Happy Holidays from Food Independence!!! What a joyful ride Food Independence, our volunteer “staff” andour clients have had the last 18 months! We have distributed nearly 200,000 pounds of food to local familiesand provided emergency food boxes for critical needs through local agencies. In November, at the request ofthe Health District, we began the “HI-5”[…]

Plant a row for the hungry

If seed sales this year are any indication, most of you planted a garden this year. The Independence Farmers Market and Grayson LandCare would like to encourage the community to “Plant a row for the hungry”. Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little[…]

Meet the winners of the 2020 mini-grants

Grayson LandCare is pleased to announce the 2020 mini-grant award winners.  Mini-grant awards are given to Grayson LandCare members to help them create or continue to support an idea that benefits the community.  Both the Free Market and Farmers Market began with mini-grant support. This year, Hap Alexander received $500 to continue his work with[…]

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