Did you know that 20% of New Bedford community does not own a car and 30% of residents receive SNAP (Food Stamps)? Did you also know that there are over 180 farms that surround the Greater New Bedford area?!
Coastal Foodshed Inc. is a new organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to access locally-grown food for under-served neighborhoods who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to access it. We coordinate 4 Farmers Markets throughout the year and will be bringing 5 Pop-Up Farm Stands in high-need neighborhoods of the City (such as schools and parks). We know that increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables has been associated with increased purchases and consumption of fresh produce. We believe EVERYONE deserves the right to nutritious, healthy foods.
Join us on our journey as we work toward getting our 501c3 and help build a healthier (and happier) Southcoast!
We have three weeks (March 19 - April 6th) to reach our goal of $15,000 so please support us today! The team that raises the most funds will win $10,000 for their organization, through the Charity Warriors Challenge! Please help us be the winning organization by donating and sharing this page with family and friends! Help us make New Bedford and the Southcoast shine!
Healthier Food. Healthier People. Healthier Southcoast.
Kim Ferreira, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director