Lufa Farms is proud to announce that over the past year, their Direct Giving program has successfully enabled 512 individuals experiencing food insecurity to have immediate access to fresh, local, responsible produce on a weekly basis. So far, they have raised over $250,000 and delivered over 4000 baskets.
The Direct Giving Program was launched on Christmas Eve 2020 with the goal of tackling food insecurity in communities throughout Montreal, by delivering weekly baskets that include vegetables from their rooftop greenhouses as well as a large variety of local products from their partners. Each family participating in the program receives $25 a week per family member to spend on the Marketplace, plus a 50% discount on all fruits and vegetables.
To select the families and individuals participating in the program, they partnered with local nonprofits including Benedict Labre House located in Saint-Henri, Les Fourchettes de l'Espoir in Montréal Nord, and Native Women's Shelter of Montreal in the downtown area, Women on the Rise in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Chic Resto Pop in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Native Montreal in Little Burgundy, and West Island Mission in the West Island.
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