Although our mandate as a community development organization is broad, local demand has kept us focused on access to healthy food for all. We facilitate the use of CalFresh (food-stamp) benefits at farmers markets year round; work with convenience stores in neighborhoods that have no fresh food, so they can provide their customers with local produce; and we work with a community garden in Oak Park. In addition, we promote access to healthy food — for example pre-screening folks for CalFresh (foodstamp) eligibility and promoting farmers markets in 6 different languages — and we provide education on eating fresh, seasonal, local foods. Access to healthy food not only benefits those who eat better, but also contributes to the local economy. To carry out this work and make as big and concrete an impact as possible, we rely on dedicated, capable volunteers and interns for a huge portion of our work and then depend on just 2.5 employees for the rest. You can support our work by donating any amount. Please click on the link in the right sidebar to donate online.