The Belfast Co-op’s Common Cents group for August is Veggies For All! Every shopper may ‘round-up’ their purchases at the Co-op to donate to our monthly recipient. 100% of all donations received through Common Cents go on to each month’s group.
What is Veggies For All?
Veggies For All (VFA) has been an important Unity-area hunger relief effort since 2007. The project was founded by young farmers as a food bank farm and spent over a decade custom growing produce for food pantry and soup kitchen partners. VFA now operates as a gleaning project, working with local farmers and volunteers to redirect surplus fruits and vegetables to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community distribution sites.
In 2021, VFA and local volunteers harvested and distributed more than 34,000 pounds of produce to those in need. Funds raised through Common Cents will help us increase our gleaning operations and distribute more fresh, nutritious food. Veggies For All is a project of Unity Barn Raisers. Please help us continue to make this project get food in the hands of those that need it most while reducing food waste in our community.
100% of all donations received through Common Cents go on to each month’s group.