Food For All
Food For All provides healthy, locally grown produce to those in need. We work with community partners and farmers markets to develop infrastructure that will help obtain and deliver more local fresh fruit and vegetables.
MAKING AN IMPACT
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FARM TO ECE (Early Care Education Centers)
The Farm to ECE program works with several Early Learning Centers (ECE) in Spokane County to introduce three core elements of farm to school – local food purchasing, gardens, and food, nutrition, agriculture education, building raised garden beds, and providing plants and seeds – implemented with the goal of enhancing the quality of the ECE environment and the educational experience in all types of ECE settings.
We work with a variety of partners to support early learning centers in their transition to Farm to ECE, including Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane Regional Health District, OSPI, and LINC. Some sample activities include buying, preparing, and serving local foods, food sampling, and educational curriculum.
FARM TO FOOD PANTRY
Food For All purchases local produce and protein wholesale from farmers to distribute to food banks throughout Spokane County under a program of the Washington Agriculture Department and Harvest Against Hunger
FARM TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING
Farm to Low-Income Housing Communities brings produce directly to consumers while it is still fresh. We work with a variety of partners to gather excess produce from local commercial growers and farmers markets as well as purchase directly from farmers and quickly redistribute it to low-income housing communities, where large numbers of low-income people will benefit.
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KERNEL (Kids Eating Right-Nutrition and Exercise for Life) is a youth-oriented program designed for Farmers Markets to engage children in learning about lifelong healthy eating habits, gardening and exercise. Each week participating Farmers Markets will have a short activity to do at the market. After the children complete the activity, they will be given an activity and recipe card as well as $2.00 in KERNEL Cash to spend at the market on fresh fruits, vegetables or plant starts!
Curriculum is available for To-Go and in person Kids activities for Farmers Markets to implement this program. Click on the links below to view the curriculums.
SNAP MARKET MATCH
SNAP Market Match boosts the buying power of SNAP/EBT users who shop at farmer’s markets. For every $1 SNAP/EBT customers spend at a farmer’s market, they receive a $1 bonus to spend at any farmer’s market vendor selling fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs or vegetable starts. Participating farmers markets will match $10 or more throughout the season. Food For All administers this program in all of Eastern Washington. Check with your local farmers market for more details.
SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program improves the nutritional health of low-income seniors by providing them with $80 vouchers they can use to purchase fresh produce from certified farmer’s markets. Food For All administers the federal program in Spokane County under a contract with Aging and Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington.
REGIONAL LEAD PROGRAM
As members of the WSFMA’s Regional Lead program, we build partnerships to strengthen the connections between farmers markets and local communities so that farmers markets are accessible places to purchase locally grown food for all Washington residents including the 1.1 million Washingtonians who receive public food assistance benefits. The goal of the Regional Leads program is to build local capacity at farmers markets around food access programs, marketing, and market operations.