Appalachian Farms Feeding Families Receives $500,000 Grant
Last updated 7/28/2021 at 12:55pm
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is expanding its Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program in western North Carolina thanks to a $500,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The program pays farmers to grow and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables directly to food relief sites in their own communities. The program serves a dual purpose to both improve the quality and variety of fresh produce available to families who need assistance and create new market opport-unities for farms that have lost restaurant and other sales due to COVID-19....