Support "Glynwood for Good: an Un-Gala"
Help support Local Food for EVERY Table with your gift to Glynwood
$25,190 by 64 people
Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming
Join us online to be inspired to give -- together we can get local food to every table and support small farm viability. Special LIVE performance by musical duo Bennet and Edith (dance at home in your PAJAMAS if you feel like it!) Or go for the full experience and add-on a FARM-TO-HOME DINNER BOX featuring recipes you can prepare at home, curated by Glynwood Ambassador and cookbook author extraordinaire, MARK BITTMAN.
In the wake of COVID-19, thousands of Hudson Valley residents lost their jobs and demand for hunger relief across the region skyrocketed. At the same time, local farms saw increased demand for their products from full price customers, leaving less food to flow into the emergency food system through typical farm donations. It was a perfect storm: leaving those living on the edge of precarity unable to afford fresh, healthy food and farmers facing mounting pressures to meet ever increasing demand.
While COVID has accelerated our awareness and the urgency of these issues, these disparities and vulnerabilities have long existed in our regional food system. Food donations are important, but only provide short-term relief. To correct systemic inequities will require hard, slow, thoughtful work, which is why -- at the urging of our farm and food access partners -- we have launched our newest initiative: Local Food for Every Table, inspired by work begun by the Hudson Valley's own Maggie Cheney of Rock Steady Farm and Flowers. Through this work, we commit to building a regional food system where every Hudson Valley resident, regardless of ZIP code or income, can access farm-fresh, nutrient dense food.
Local Food for Every Table is a holistic regional approach to increasing food access during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this initiative we will: