The Food Dude
(PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA) Sept 14, 2022 — Working under contract with California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows your local Foodbank the unique opportunity to apply for funding to better El Dorado County in many ways. The Foodbank’s Farm to Table project not only benefits El Dorado Counties at-risk populations but also provides economic opportunities for local farmers and food producers to sell their product to the food bank to be distributed to our neighbors that struggle to make ends meet!
The Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program has been established by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service as part of the “Build Back Better” initiative, with the intention of maintaining and improving food and agriculture supply chain resiliency. This program awards funds to state and tribal governments to support non-competitive, cooperative agreements that support distribution of local and regional foods within a 400-mile radius of the collaborating organization. Purchased food is then used to feed those in underserved communities. This partnership helps support economic opportunity for local farmers and puts nutritious food on the tables of community members in need.
The Food Bank of El Dorado County is excited to be a part of the LFPA program with our new Farm to Table project! Our goal is always to help those in need receive the food they need, and we are excited to promote the economic prosperity of our local producers in the process with this new program.
We are currently looking for local farmers and producers to partner with. Interested farmers and producers can reach Megan Brennan at (530) 621-9950 or email us at email@example.com. Contact us today for more information!