What a year it has been. While COVID, climate change, entrenched racial injustice, and corporate greed continue to undermine an equitable and resilient future, there are bright spots we can celebrate. And because of partners like you, we have a lot to be thankful for. Making California-Grown School Meals A Reality This year, California became […]
Food insecurity in Santa Cruz is underpinned by the fact that the region suffers from some of the highest rates of individuals experiencing homelessness in California. Growing the Table partners, the Homeless Garden Project and the Homeless Person’s Health Project, bring fresh, organic produce to recently housed individuals like Adrella and Yolanda. They told us […]
Sacramento Bee (November 25, 2021) – New program helps people eat local produce while supporting Fresno farmers. Here’s how By Nadia Lopez The pandemic has had disruptive effects on the Central Valley’s food system, exacerbating challenges for farmers struggling to grow and sell their crops. At the same time, the pandemic increased food insecurity and […]
Growing the Table, a program that delivers locally grown food to food-insecure families throughout the Central Coast, has donated more than 138,000 pounds of organic produce to Monterey Bay and Salinas families. One of the biggest objectives of the pilot program is ensuring that farmworkers are among the first to access the food they grow. […]
I strongly urge others to support the ACE Act, so money moves more quickly from DAFs to working charities and the government has more oversight so it can better set its own agenda.
San Mateo County Fire Dept. (September 30th, 2021) – Firefighters to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Pescadero BELMONT, CA – Firefighters plan to conduct a prescribed burn at TomKat Ranch near Pescadero, San Mateo County on Friday, October 1, 2021. This burn is being conducted in conjunction with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which […]
San Jose Mercury (September 23th, 2021) – Opinion: Sounds of El Camino Real Bring New, Diverse Perspectives Opinion: Sounds of El Camino Real bring new, diverse perspectives El Camino Real, otherwise known as Highway 101, the Mission Road, the Silicon Valley freeway, the King’s Road, the road with the bells — yes, that road — […]
The Salinas Californian (September 13th, 2021) – Growing the Table Aims to Provide Free, Organic Produce to Salinas Farmworkers by: Jocelyn Ortega Food insecurity has only gotten worse since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those in the fields earning low wages while feeding the rest of America. In the last year, hundreds […]