Solidarity Share with Food-For-The-People!
FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE
~A 95% of this purchase will be directly given to the Food For The People program.
The Food for the People program was founded in the spring of 2020, a month before the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent uprising. The program was founded as a collaboration between grassroots based, radical food movement: Divine Natural Ancestry and local, immigrant farmer owned: Shared Ground Farmers Cooperative.
All CSA boxes are on FREE so as to prevent any financial barriers for our community to eat fresh, nutrient dense food from our local farmers. Many of the program members are not able to purchase this high quality food as it is inaccessibly priced so high at the markets. Each week for the 18 week CSA season we organized a team of over 20 volunteers to pack each CSA box full of vegetables, eggs, herbs, mushrooms, and speciality items such as bread, honey, microgreens. We also hosted educational workshops, slaughter your own animal workshops, and plan to host more community oriented gatherings as we feel safe to do so.
- We believe access to fresh, nutrient dense food from local farmers should be a human right.
- We believe that to free ourselves we must feed ourselves.
- We believe producing food for our community should be a dignified/living wage job.
- We believe in the power of building a local food system controlled by and for the community.
--->Historically the food system is one of the first victims of colonization. When we are well fed, connected to land which nourishes us, and able to freely engage in culturally appropriate food ways, we are a healthy people.
Tenets of the program:
- Providing nutrient dense food from local farms to Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and working twin cities communities on a free basis.
- Paying a living wage to Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and small farmers in the twin cities foodshed for the food they produce.
- Creating opportunity and education in food production for twin cities Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and working class community.
- Building the local movement for food sovereignty in the twin cities foodshed.