Fresh Food Collaboration: A Blossoming Partnership
Our Shared Goal
Urban Farming Education and TigerMountain Foundation Partnered up together to help tackle the issue of food insecurity in Phoenix. As part of this partnership, the Fresh Food Collaboration Movement was created. This is a group of local organizations working to help alleviate food access issues due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Fear of Food Insecurity
It can be as easy as one ” bad month” that can plunge a family into food insecurity. Lay-offs at work, unexpected car maintenance, or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. Working families across America face countless situations that can result in food insecurity and hunger.
On Saturday, November 14th, the Fresh Food Collaboration assembled and distributed over 800 food boxes simultaneously at two locations in Laveen, Phoenix. These locations were M.C. Cash and the Laveen Education Center. This event brought many volunteers together, from both TigerMountain Foundation and Urban Farming Education.
Having Fun and Helping The Community
Of course, the volunteers found plenty of time to have fun! They were a barrel of laughs at the event and still managed to get the boxes packaged and ready.
TigerMountain’s finest, Luz, is holding the sticker that has become known in the volunteer circle as Luz’s sticker. She peels and slaps that sticker on boxes faster than anyone.
The last photo is of Luz doing her celebration dance! We love our Luz!
Ready to Get Involved?
Like any push for progress and change, it takes time and effort. If you would like to get involved in this great cause, be sure to stay updated with @freshfoodcollab on Instagram. And don’t forget to spread the word. We appreciate your hard work and support in the fight against food insecurity!
Tiger Mountain Foundation
The TigerMountain Foundation (TMF) plants fruits & veggies while cultivating better communities. This is done through community garden volunteer work. Our multi-cultural, inter-generational Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) means we don’t give a handout, we give the community a hand up.