Meeting Food Insecurity Needs
We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Mora Mora Farm. Through this partnership, 26 resettled families have been receiving weekly produce boxes for the last several months.
These families have experienced food insecurity for various reasons – from parents working temp jobs while looking for longer-term employment opportunities, to medical emergencies, to larger families on one parent’s income. Many of these families don’t have access to the quality foods they’re seeking to provide for their families.
These boxes don’t just meet a tangible need in addressing food insecurity, they also are filled with quality produce which reflects the dignity of those we serve.
Rebecca Miller, Lutheran Community Services Programs Supervisor, shared with us:
“With the price of food increasing, many of the families we serve are facing food insecurity. By having weekly fresh produce delivered to their homes, these families are able to provide healthy and nutritious meals to their family members, and are able to extend the purchasing power of their food benefits so that they can purchase other important foods like eggs, rice, beans, meat, and other types of produce. Our clients have told us that these weekly food boxes have helped to reduce the stress they were experiencing regarding providing enough food for themselves and their families. We are very thankful for Refugee Care Collective and Mora Mora Farm, and all of the practical help and support they continue to provide for our community.”
Some of the families who have been receiving these produce boxes shared with us:
- “Food prices are very difficult and it is hard to buy the food we need for our family. The vegetables each week has helped us provide good food for our children.”
– Family of five from Syria with three children under six
- “The produce is very fresh and I can use it to make food for my family. This has helped our family so much. I also like that it is like a surprise each week with the different kinds of vegetables that are in the box.”
– Family of five from Eritrea who just had a baby
- “The food boxes are very helpful for us and help us to save money and support our physical health. We hope that we can get these boxes again next year.”
– Older couple from Myanmar who have experienced physical disabilities
These weekly produce boxes are bringing quality produce into the hands of our new neighbors, serving a key role in providing needed support to resettled families. Thank you, Mora Mora Farm!
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