Growing the Table Aims to Provide Free, Organic Produce to Salinas Farmworkers

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 of Salinas families relied on donated food boxes but many worry it is still not enough. Recent food donation efforts were made by Growing the Table, a pilot program that delivered locally grown food to food-insecure families throughout the Central Coast since May.

They have donated more than 138,000 pounds of food to Salinas families and throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. However, with the end of this 15-week program set for October, the hope is that Growing the Table can get the funding needed to continue serving families long-term.

 

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