*Caelan Keenan (left), Director of Programs Salvation Farms, Emma Korowotny (center), Gleaning Assistant Salvation Farms, and Kate Myerson (right), Care Coordinator Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley unload Bounty Share boxes for participating patients to pick up at Morrisville Family Health.
MORRISVILLE — Local non-profit Salvation Farms has partnered with Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley for a new program called Bounty Share.
The pilot will provide 12 families with locally gleaned, fresh produce each week through Thanksgiving.
Eligible patients are identified and enrolled by Community Health Team Members of Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley on the basis of food insecurity and chronic disease.
Four institutions are participating:
Morrisville Family Health Care
Stowe Family Practice
The Women’s Center at Copley Hospital
Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.
Salvation Farms has a vision to increase community food security, food independence, food access, food equity and food resilience in Vermont.
Their programs aim to facilitate statewide connectivity to capture and move agricultural surplus produce, and potentially proteins, making them available to individuals and institutions who currently have limited access.