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Local Greens Project

+BOX launched the Local Greens Project to increase our support for local farmers by adding high quality farm-fresh produce to our food security program; uplifting both food insecure families and local farmers.

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Did You Know?

Most American farmers fail to generate enough revenue to turn a profit, let alone make a living. In San Diego County, where agriculture is the fifth largest industry, 74% of farmers say they have to earn additional income outside of farming to survive.

Did you also know that food support programs distribute more than 36 million pounds of food every year, but only 34% is fresh produce?

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What +BOX Can Do?

+BOX launched the Local Greens Project to increase our support for local farmers by buying and integrating more locally grown produce into the +BOX program in a way that creates increased value for farmers and nutrition insecure families.

+BOX has always distributed locally grown produce, but in many cases it arrives as an in-kind donation or is rescued from local farmer’s markets.

The Local Greens project will:

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Invest in the local agriculture economy by increasing the amount of locally grown produce +BOX purchases each week.

Provide higher quality, fresher, and more nutrient rich produce to nutrition insecure students and their families.

Support a local food system that is more vibrant, accessible and sustainable.

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How You Can Help

We invite you to support the Local Greens Project by donating to our Local Greens Fund. Every dollar donated to the Local Greens Fund will be used to purchase locally grown produce from local farmers and provided to nutrition insecure families in the +BOX program.

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