FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/28/2019
Contact: Sylvia Crum
Director of Communications and Development www.asdevelop.org
Abingdon, VA, 03/28/2019 – Appalachian Sustainable Development’s food access program, Healthy Families-Family Farms (HFFF) will launch The Good Food for All Challenge on April 1, 2019. Each year the challenge raises funds used to purchase produce from local farmers which is then donated to people in need who visit food banks/pantries. Since 2004, Healthy Families-Family Farms has donated over 1.2 million pounds of nutritious, seconds produce to food banks and pantries.
The Good Food for All Challenge will take place from April 1 – May 31, 2019. All donations received during this time will have up to 30% added from ‘Friends of HFFF’. Donations can be made at: www.asdevelop.org. Supporters can also mail checks to: ASD/Healthy Families-Family Farms, 1096 Ole Berry Road, Suite 100, Abingdon VA 24210 with ‘Challenge’ in the memo line. HFFF is dedicated to increasing access to fresh, healthy food for everyone in the community. A local grassroots group, ‘Friends of HFFF’, strongly committed to the work of HFFF, has established the seed fund to match each donation made during the challenge.
About Healthy Families-Family Farms
Since 2004, Healthy Families-Family Farms, a food access program of ASD, has raised money and purchased seconds produce (nutritious, delicious fruits and vegetables that do not meet strict aesthetic retail guidelines) from local farmers. All seconds are then donated, 100% free of charge to Feeding America SWVA and distributed at Abingdon Faith in Action and other local food banks/pantries.
About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)
Nationally known and respected for its commitment to local farmers, Appalachian Sustainable Development is transitioning Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food. Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working in 15 counties in Central Appalachia. ASD’s reach has since expanded to include eastern WV and KY and southeast OH. ASD uses 6 strategies to accomplish its work: education, increasing local food production, developing markets, increasing distribution of local agriculture products, engaging strategic partners, and researching/consulting and advising. ASD operates programs that create jobs in farming and agriculture and address food insecurity. For more information about ASD go to: www.asdevelop.org, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter.